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Of Continuing Interest

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. Have a look at our video from Friends for Life 2008. We also have a longer version of the video.
  2. We are pleased to announce our first Friends for Life UK conference will be held at the Beaumont House, Old Windsor, Berkshire from August 14-16, 2009. More details will be announced in the coming weeks.
  3. Discovery Health Celebrates World Diabetes Day With Young Adults.
  4. Last week's poll asked readers if their diabetes team charges them to fill out forms for school or a driver's license. This week's poll asks readers how often they change their lancet for blood glucose checks.
  5. The Featured Book of the Week is Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic by Peter H.R. Green, MD and Rory Jones.
  6. Our Report from Quilt for Life: DC 2008 is Worth a Look.
  7. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    Haley, now a proud 5 year old kindergartner, was sitting in music class after lunch, practicing songs for the school show when she looked up at the school nurse and said that she didn't feel very good and asked if she could be tested. We've been working on her developing language to describe how she feels when she's high/low, so the school nurse took her outside the music room and asked, "How is your blood sugar making you feel?" Haley's response: "It's telling me I don't like singing very much."
  8. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when, in public, your teenager announces they're high and you hand them a syringe. See more parent humor.
  9. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  10. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Do you have any suggestions for helping us avoid our daughter's hospitalizations for DKA? She has an unusual insulin insensitivity, takes several medications, is is overweight.
    See the answer.
  11. From the CWD Forums

  12. From the CWD Forums:
    New to Insulin Pump!
  13. Quilt for Life

  14. The Quilt for Life now has 677 panels.
  15. Chat

  16. Join CWD's Laura Billetdeaux for a chat about the Friends for Life: Orlando 2009 conference on Tuesday, October 14th at 9pm Eastern in the Friends for Life chat room.
  17. Diabetes Basics

  18. Diabetes Education Online from the University of California, San Francisco offers excellent, basic diabetes education.
  19. Continuing Medical Education

  20. Managing Diabetes in Pregnancy is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.
  21. Advocacy, Fundraising Events, and Support

  22. The Diabetes Doodle Compaign is asking Google to make a diabetes-themed doodle for World Diabetes Day on November 14, 2008.
  23. Surveys and Studies

  24. 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.
  25. From the Diabetes Blogosphere

  26. Ask Google for a World Diabetes Day Doodle.
  27. Products and Books

  28. Twirly Girl Skirts offers custom made skirts for girls who use insulin pumps.
  29. Research

  30. Can glycaemic variability, as calculated from blood glucose self-monitoring, predict the development of complications in type 1 diabetes over a decade?
  31. Participant and parent experiences in the oral insulin study of the Diabetes Prevention Trial for Type 1 Diabetes.
  32. The TrialNet Natural History Study of the Development of Type 1 Diabetes: objectives, design, and initial results.
  33. JDRF randomized clinical trial to assess the efficacy of real-time continuous glucose monitoring in the management of type 1 diabetes: research design and methods.
  34. Combination Therapy with Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 and Gastrin Restores Normoglycemia in Diabetic NOD Mice.
  35. Researchers See Neurological Cause of Diabetes in Pancreatic Nociceptors. Also available in PDF format.
  36. Weight gain in early life predicts risk of islet autoimmunity in children with a first degree relative with type 1 diabetes.
  37. Rate of {beta}-cell Destruction in Type 1 Diabetes Influences the Development of Diabetic Retinopathy: Protective Effect of Residual {beta}-cell Function for More Than 10 Years. Free full text available in PDF format.
  38. Effect of candesartan on prevention (DIRECT-Prevent 1) and progression (DIRECT-Protect 1) of retinopathy in type 1 diabetes: randomised, placebo-controlled trials.
  39. Quantitative Assessment of Early Diabetic Retinopathy Using Fractal Analysis.
  40. Predictive value of color Doppler imaging in an evaluation of retrobulbar blood flow perturbation in young type-1 diabetic patients with regard to dyslipidemia.
  41. Role of Humphrey-Matrix Frequency Doubling Technology Perimetry threshold strategy in the Early Diagnosis of Retinopathy in Type 1 Diabetes.
  42. Elevated plasma adiponectin and decreased plasma homocysteine and asymmetric dimethylarginine in children with type 1 diabetes.
  43. Follow up analysis of genome-wide association data identifies novel loci for type 1 diabetes.
  44. Insulin gene mutations as cause of diabetes in children negative for five type 1 diabetes autoantibodies.
  45. Safety and efficacy of inhaled human insulin (Exubera(R)) during discontinuation and readministration of therapy in adults with type 1 diabetes: A 3-year randomized controlled trial.
  46. Assessment of long-term immunological and pulmonary safety of inhaled human insulin with up to 24 months of continuous therapy.
  47. Effects of inhaled human insulin on airway lining fluid composition in adults with diabetes.
  48. NIH Launches New Web Site for Parents on Medical Research Studies for Children. See also the Children & Clinical Studies web site.
  49. Daily Care

  50. The accuracy of the Guardian RT continuous glucose monitor in children with type 1 diabetes.
  51. Characteristics of adolescents with type 1 diabetes who exhibit adverse outcomes.
  52. Teacher support of adherence for adolescents with type 1 diabetes: preferred teacher support behaviors and youths' perceptions of support.
  53. Out-patient determination of glycosylated haemoglobin in the monitoring and control of diabetes mellitus: systematic review of the literature.
  54. Ethnic differences in outcomes of diabetes care and the role of self-management behavior.
  55. Clinical usefulness of a bolus calculator in maintaining normoglycaemia in active professional patients with type 1 diabetes treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion.
  56. Effects of the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, Fluoxetine, on Counterregulatory Responses to Hypoglycemia in Individuals with T1DM.
  57. The effect of parental type 2 diabetes on the offspring with type 1 diabetes.
  58. Dispersion of the P wave as a test for cardiac autonomic function in diabetic children.
  59. Poor glycemic control is associated with low BMD detected in premenopausal women with type 1 diabetes.
  60. Improvements in glycaemic control and cardiovascular risk factors in a cohort of patients with type 1 diabetes over a 5-year period.
  61. Differential effects of two different isoenergetic meals one rich in saturated and one rich in monounsaturated fat on endothelial function in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  62. Celiac

  63. Protein engineering of improved prolyl endopeptidases for celiac sprue therapy.
  64. "Give us this day our daily bread"--evolving concepts in celiac sprue.
  65. Physiological, Pathological, and Therapeutic Implications of Zonulin-Mediated Intestinal Barrier Modulation. Living Life on the Edge of the Wall.
  66. Autoantibodies in gluten ataxia recognize a novel neuronal transglutaminase.
  67. Caring for patients with celiac disease: the role of the pharmacist.
  68. Gluten-Free School Lunches: Tell the USDA to Provide GF Options.
  69. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  70. Super Will - watch the video.
  71. Hard Work and Determination Pay Off for Student Athlete with Diabetes.
  72. Need For Funding For Biomedical Research.
  73. Mislabeled Insulin Syringes.
  74. Woman sues state over what she calls a ‘bureaucratic mistake'.
  75. Press Releases

  76. Clara Barton and Camp Joslin Diabetes Camps Complete Inaugural Rollout of MCT-Diabetes with Groups of 2008 Campers (PDF).
  77. HHS Announces Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. See also Physical Activity Guidelines.

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