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 to attend CWD's Focus on Pumping: Toronto 2009 conference, to be held at the Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from March 6-8, 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.
New This Week
- The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation presents the 7th New York Research Update, to be held on Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 8am - 4pm at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. CWD's Jeff Hitchcock is participating on a panel discussion.
- Last week's poll asked readers how often they change their lancet for blood glucose checks. This week's poll asks readers if recent economic problems impacted their ability to pay for diabetes care and supplies.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Cheating Destiny by James S. Hirsch.
- Our article about Exercising in Cold Weather is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
On top of the cookies in the cookie jar is a paper with 6c. (6 Carbohydrates) each written on it. Upon returning from getting a cookie, my non-diabetic nephew says, "I don't have 6 cents to pay for each one of these cookies." My 5 year old diabetic son said, "It's carbs, not cents!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your two type 1 teens who both drive argue whoever has the best BG gets the car. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
English theme parks provide special bands for diabetics allowing them to skip the queues. Do theme parks in Orlando have the same system?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Help school caused low BS seizure
- Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. These camps have updated schedules:
- Camp Conrad-Chinnock is located in the San Bernadino Mountains near Los Angeles, California.
Advocacy, Fundraising Events, and Support
- The Diabetes Doodle Compaign is asking Google to make a diabetes-themed doodle for World Diabetes Day on November 14, 2008.
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.
- Nemours is running a survey of parents of kids (up to age 18) with type 1 diabetes to understand how they learn about the potential long-term health risks of diabetes.
From the Diabetes Blogosphere
- Kerri Morrone Sparling writes about My Parents.
- GAD Treatment and Insulin Secretion in Recent-Onset Type 1 Diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. Immunotherapy on Trial for New-Onset Type 1 Diabetes (PDF) is an accompanying editorial by Denise L. Faustman, M.D., Ph.D. See also Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine May Preserve Some Insulin Production (includes audio clip), New Vaccine May Help Type 1 Diabetics in Future; Early study finds it appears to sustain insulin production in the newly diagnosed and Diamyd® Study Published In Prestigious New England Journal Of Medicine.
- High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in type 1 diabetes mellitus and healthy children.
- Curative and beta cell regenerative effects of alpha-1-antitrypsin treatment in autoimmune diabetic NOD mice. See also AAT Protein Restores Blood Glucose in Type 1 Diabetes Model.
- Glucagon like peptide-2 reduces intestinal permeability but does not modify the onset of type 1 diabetes in the non obese diabetic mouse. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Food consumption and the risk of type 1 diabetes in children and youth: a population-based, case-control study in Prince Edward Island, Canada.
- Low-protein diet for diabetic nephropathy: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
- Researchers Finish Work on Needle-free Glucose Tester.
- A Study Assessing an Injection Port for Administration of Insulin.
- Case Study: Successful Use of a Single Subcutaneous Continuous Glucose Monitor Sensor for 28 Days in a Patient with Type 1 Diabetes. Also available in PDF format.
- Identity development, coping, and adjustment in emerging adults with a chronic illness: the sample case of type 1 diabetes.
- Targeting blood glucose management in school improves glycemic control in children with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Deleterious outcomes after abrupt transition from insulin glargine to insulin detemir in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Cardiometabolic risk and educational level in adult patients with type 1 diabetes.
- Surface-Associated Proteins of Wheat Starch Granules: Suitability of Wheat Starch for Celiac Patients.
- Federation of International Societies of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Consensus Report on Celiac Disease.
Legal and Legislative
- Cut to nursing funds pulls kindergartener out of school.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Diabetes Hits Home For Maria Menounos.
- Tributes for Crystal Palace woman who died in her boyfriend's arms.
- Hoping for a life with no more needle pricks.
- Woman defies the odds to give birth to baby boy after double organ transplant.
- Despite Diabetes, Athletes Push to the Limit.
- Diabetes dog can smell blood sugar.
- Beyond Insulin: Searching for a Cure to Type 1 Diabetes.
- No laws require districts to keep nurses in schools.
- Researchers Continue to Find Genes for Type 1 Diabetes.
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