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
- CWD's first Friends for Life UK conference will be held at the Beaumont House, Old Windsor, Berkshire from August 14-16, 2009.
- 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.
- Last week's poll asked readers what they use most often to treat hypoglycemia. This week's poll asks readers how much time they spend each day on diabetes-related tasks.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Discovery of Insulin by Michael Bliss.
- Our Report from Friends for Life 2008 is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
When Marissa was home over the weekend, I got up to test her around 4 a.m. (she was staying up until 1:30 or 2:30 doing whatever in her room). Anyway, the one night, I picked up the strips, looked at the code on the meter saying 26 and said to myself, "Guess I'd better change the code since the vial says 50." In that split second, it dawned on me that the "50" I saw on the vial was the NUMBER of strips in the vial. Code 26 was written on the vial, too. It helps to be COMPLETELY conscious when testing our kids.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when the coffee pot or other kitchen appliance beeps and your child says, "That wasn't me!" (Quote from my 3 year old after beginning pumping). See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Sometimes I let my son go to school after he has had ketones in the morning. We change his site and insulin first. Is this okay? The school has no nurse. My son is to check again in two hours and call me.
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Growing and Puberty vs Insulin Questions
- Learn about continuous sensing at the Online Continuous Glucose Monitoring School.
- The Diabetes Rap offers a unique take on having type 1 diabetes.
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
- Researchers at Northwestern University are seeking participants in a study called Prevent Risks by Early interVEntion at Nighttime in Type 1 diabetes for Kidney Disease (PREVENTKD).
- 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
- Hannah Montana Does Diabetes?
Products and Books
- Prodigy® is holding a Living Well with Diabetes "Share Your Story" contest for kids aged 6-19.
- Glucose and C-Peptide Changes in the Perionset Period of Type 1 Diabetes in the Diabetes Prevention Trial–Type 1.
- Role of coxsackievirus B4 in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes.
- The growing incidence of type 1 diabetes in children: The 17-year French experience in Aquitaine.
- Lessons learned from studies of the natural history of diabetic nephropathy in young type 1 diabetic patients.
- Oxidative stress as a common mediator for apoptosis induced-cardiac damage in diabetic rats. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Experimental microencapsulation of porcine and rat pancreatic islet cells with air-driven droplet generator and alginate.
- Duration of Nocturnal Hypoglycemia Before Seizures.
- A comparison of once- versus twice-daily administration of insulin detemir, used with mealtime insulin aspart, in basal–bolus therapy for type 1 diabetes: the ADAPTTM Study.
- Continuous glucose monitoring: A review of biochemical perspectives and clinical use in type 1 diabetes.
- Improved Pregnancy Outcome In Type 1 Diabetic Women With Microalbuminuria Or Diabetic Nephropathy – Effect Of Intensified Antihypertensive Therapy?
- Celiac disease in African American children with type 1 diabetes mellitus in inner city Brooklyn.
- Increased Risk for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Individuals with Celiac Disease and a Potential Familial Association.
Legal and Legislative
- Keep diabetic kids safe at school.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Kids celebrate Halloween with no candy.
- Climbing above adversity.
- Rider deals with diabetes.
- Zoombang 'putty' protects athlete's insulin pump.
- School nurses help kids control diabetes.
- FDA Approves Rapid-Acting Insulin Apidra® for Treatment of Children with Diabetes (PDF).
- Lilly Announces Launch of Color Differentiation System for Humalog(R) and Humulin(R) U-100 Insulin Products in the United States.
- Diabetes Law Collaborative Begins in Silicon Valley Through CIGNA Foundation-Equal Justice Works Fellowship.
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