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
- Visit Diabetes Handprint to submit the word in your hand. For every word submitted, OneTouch will donate $5 up to a maximum of $250,000 for the Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA) to support children's diabetes camps and to Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) to support adult diabetes conferences. See also Annoucement about DiabetesHandprint.com and OneTouch® Teams With Online Diabetes Community To Launch Global Diabetes Handprint Project.
- JDRF is teaming up with Discovery Health, Novo Nordisk, and Discovery Education to launch Young Voices: Life With Diabetes, a national web-based video campaign allowing teens and young adults to share insights on the challenges you face living with type 1 diabetes. Building on the momentum of the upcoming election, record a one-minute video message to the incoming President highlighting your opinions, attitudes, wishes, and needs for how diabetes care can be improved. For each video submitted, Novo Nordisk will donate $10 to JDRF, so send in your video, and spread the word to all your friends! Videos must be submitted by November 1, 2008.
- The Diabetes HOWTM Coalition brings together multiple members of the diabetes community – patients and their loved ones, health care professionals, diabetes and public health organizations, and businesses – in an effort to inspire action at the community level that will improve the quality of life for people living with and at risk for diabetes. Diabetes HOWTM is kicking off with a summit meeting in Brussels, Belgium October 20-21. Learn more about it through from Paul Madden's Summit blog.
- 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 if recent economic problems impacted their ability to pay for diabetes care and supplies. This week's poll asks readers what they use most often to treat hypoglycemia.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Sweet Kids: How to Balance Diabetes Control & Good Nutrition with Family Peace, Second Edition by Betty Page Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE & Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDE.
- Our page about the work of Dr. Denise Faustman is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
I have been using the alarm on my cell phone to wake me up for 3am blood sugar checks. The other night in a sleepy daze I was frantically trying to turn the alarm off before it woke up my husband. Suddenly I realized that instead of hitting the off button, I had hit the "call" the button. The phone was now ringing and calling, of all people, our pastor's son!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when, in conversation, your husband describes his personality as Type 1 instead of Type A. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Following his first episode of DKA two weeks ago, my teen son's vision has blurred considerably. Is this a result of the DKA? Will it correct itself?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
SmartInsulin--Has anyone heard about this?
- Avoiding Nighttime Lows.
Advocacy, Fundraising Events, and Support
- The Diabetes Doodle Campaign is asking Google to make a diabetes-themed doodle for World Diabetes Day on November 14, 2008.
Surveys and Studies
- The University of Florida is studying Neulasta in patients with new onset type 1 diabetes.
- 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
- Blog Action Day: Poverty and Diabetes.
Products and Books
- yayaMarsy sells onesies and t-shirts and donates part of the proceeds to help fund the research efforts of Dr. Denise Faustman.
- Kinetics of Insulin Secretion from MIN6 Pseudoislets after Encapsulation in a Prototype Device of a Bioartificial Pancreas.
- Relationship between beta-cell mass and diabetes onset.
- A new model defines the minimal set of polymorphism in HLA-DQ and -DR that determines susceptibility and resistance to autoimmune diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Orally administered microencapsulated lysozyme downregulates serum AGE and reduces the severity of early-stage diabetic nephropathy.
- Serum endogenous secretory RAGE level is an independent risk factor for the progression of carotid atherosclerosis in type 1 diabetes.
- Sugary soda consumption and albuminuria: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2004. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- The prevention of progression of arterial disease and diabetes (POPADAD) trial: factorial randomised placebo controlled trial of aspirin and antioxidants in patients with diabetes and asymptomatic peripheral arterial disease. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Effect of adjunct metformin treatment in patients with type-1 diabetes and persistent inadequate glycaemic control. A randomized study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Equivalence of earlobe site blood glucose testing with finger stick.
- Quality of life of children and adolescents with diabetes of Northern Greek origin. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Cataract and type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Low density lipoprotein subclass distribution in children with diabetes mellitus.
- Designing mobile dietary management support technologies for people with diabetes.
- Diabetic retinopathy and socioeconomic deprivation in Gloucestershire.
- No relationship between mean plasma glucose and glycated haemoglobin in patients with cystic fibrosis-related diabetes.
- When Will We Treat Physical Activity as a Legitimate Medical Therapy......even though it does not come in a pill?
- Commercial assays to assess gluten content of gluten-free foods: why they are not created equal.
- Effect of gluten-free diet on preventing recurrence of gastroesophageal reflux disease-related symptoms in adult celiac patients with nonerosive reflux disease.
- Clinical presentation of celiac disease and the diagnostic accuracy of serologic markers in children.
- Antigliadin immunoglobulin A best in finding celiac disease in children younger than 18 months of age.
- Seroprevalence of celiac disease at a general pediatric outpatient clinic. Free Portuguese language full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Celiac disease in children--modern diagnostic approach.
- Malignancies in cases with screening-identified evidence of coeliac disease: a long-term population-based cohort study.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Diabetes 'a burden at times' for Broncos QB; Cutler thriving despite disease that can hinder an athlete's performance. See also A Cut(ler) above For Broncos QB, games improves along with his health.
- Pony Tale.
- Diabetes no barrier for active eighth grader.
- Gary V unleashing pure energy in Araneta.
- Govt approves pig-human tissue transplant medical trial.
- Seattle, Swedish researchers working on diabetes vaccine.
- Professor says pig cell testing will make or break company (video from New Zealand).
- Suit claims police violated rights.
- SmartCells, Inc. and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Announce Partnership and $1 Million Funding to Advance SmartInsulin™ for Type 1 Diabetes.
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