Of Continuing Interest
- Make plans now to attend CWD's Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2009 conference, to be held at the Marco Island Marriott Resort in Marco Island, Florida from January 1-4, 2009.
- Make plans now to attend CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2009 conference, to be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida from July 7-12, 2009.
- JDRF is now accepting applications for the 2009 Children's Congress. Applications are due by 5pm EDT on Monday, October 6, 2008.
New This Week
- We report on the Focus on Technology: Bethesda 2008 conference, which was held last week.
- Make plans to attend our Focus on Pumping: Toronto 2009, to be held from March 6 - 8, 2009 at the Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- CWD Sports Center host Rick Philbin interviews Sebastian Sasseville about his summiting of Mt. Everest.
- The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is the new name of the Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation.
- Diabetes Etiquette Cards are excellent (PDF).
- Last week's poll asked readers readers what insulin regimen they use most often. This week's poll asks readers if their diabetes team charges them to fill out forms for school or a driver's license.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Trick-or-Treat for Diabetes by Kim Gosselin.
- Why Kids Should Exercise is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
We just put an inground pool in our backyard this summer. One day, I was testing the pool for chlorine and ph balance. My 9 year old daughter saw me put the testing strip in and compare it to the colours on the bottle. She then asked, "Does the pool have ketones?"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when, for Halloween, your child dresses up as a sharps box. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My 20-year-old nephew is now blind in one eye and has bleeding in both. He was told to wait three weeks for surgery. Should he do so? What will happen with the bleeding? Will he still be blind?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Had our first sleepy low
Quilt for Life
- The Quilt for Life now has 677 panels.
- You can read the transcript of a CGMS Chat with Dr. Aaron Kowalski of the JDRF.
Advocacy, Fundraising Events, and Support
- IBM'ers are encouraged to contribute to the Diabetes Research Institute.
Surveys and Studies
- We are running a survey about issues surrounding transitioning from pediatric to adult care to help the National Diabetes Education Program, a federally-sponsored initiative of the NIH and CDC.
- Nasal insulin to prevent type 1 diabetes in children with HLA genotypes and autoantibodies conferring increased risk of disease: a double-blind, randomised controlled trial.
- Innate immunity and intestinal microbiota in the development of Type 1 diabetes.
- The "Perfect Storm" for Type 1 Diabetes: The Complex Interplay Between Intestinal Microbiota, Gut Permeability, and Mucosal Immunity.
- Combination therapy with glucagon-like peptide-1 and gastrin induces beta-cell neogenesis from pancreatic duct cells in human islets transplanted in immunodeficient diabetic mice.
- Hs-CRP is associated with weight, BMI, and female sex but not with endothelial function in children with type 1 diabetes.
- Glycaemic variability and inflammation in subjects with metabolic syndrome.
- Taurine rescues vascular endothelial dysfunction in streptozocin-induced diabetic rats: Correlated with downregulation of LOX-1 and ICAM-1 expression on aortas.
- Prolonged Insulin Independence After Islet Allotransplants in Recipients with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Prolonged antidiabetic effect of zinc-crystallized insulin loaded glycol chitosan nanoparticles in type 1 diabetic rats.
- Prevalence of type 1 diabetes mellitus in Saudi Arabian children and adolescents.
- Responsive parenting is associated with improved type 1 diabetes-related quality of life.
- Children's views of their adaptation to type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Smoking and Metabolic Control in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Weight-Loss Practices and Weight-Related Issues among Youth with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes.
- Safety of new algorithms for premeal insulin boluses in high glycaemic index meals in persons with type 1 diabetes mellitus using insulin pumps. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Effectiveness of continuous glucose monitoring in pregnant women with diabetes: randomised clinical trial. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Use of glargine in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a case-control study.
- Cutting Edge: IL-1 controls the IL-23 response induced by gliadin, the etiologic agent in celiac disease.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Canyon talks to students about diabetes .
- BFFFLWD: Thicker than water.
- Playing with diabetes; Reporter's son learns 'fun' lesson from first Canadian diabetic to conquer Everest.
- Dealing with diabetes: Amy Decker's story (Free registration required).
- How I did it: Living with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Harrogate pupil tackles three peaks challenge.
- Officer feared insulin pump was weapon. See also Police departments face $20M lawsuit and Lawsuit claims Dearborn, Allen Park cops beat diabetic man.
- American Diabetes Association Celebrates Historic Victory for Americans with Disabilities.
- UNC scientists turn human skin cells into insulin-producing cells.
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