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.
- 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.
- 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. Tell us about initiatives that improve quality of life for people with diabetes taking place in your community so that others can learn from your experiences.
New This Week
- For those families interested in participating in CWD's Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2009 conference, please make your room reservations and send in your conference registration forms as soon as possible. CWD has expanded the room block and meeting space to acccommodate all those who wish to join us! This beachfront venue is entirely renovated and just beautiful! Hotel reservations close on November 28.
- You can read the report and watch videos from the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation's Diabetes 2.0 conference, recently held in New York. Free registration is required.
- Last week's poll asked readers how much time they spend each day on diabetes-related tasks. This week's poll asks how many times they have checked for ketones in the past year.
- The Featured Book of the Week is A Child in Your Care has Diabetes, 3rd Edition, by Elisa Hendel.
- Our Diabetes Videos page is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
The other day my mom texted me this" "2 100's today". She watches my son Cole while I attend college full time. I texted back, "good, I changed his basal the other day". She texted back, "No, I was talking about his school work -- two 100% on his school work." We both laughed really hard -- this would only happen if you had a child with diabetes.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your 7 year old announces at school that he has lost his "site" and his classmates think he has gone blind! See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
When my son travels to Europe, where can he find information on carbohydrate counting for the international foods that he will be eating?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
How many carbs does your child consume in an average day?
- Kids from CWD's 2008 Friends for Life conference share their experiences with the ACCU-CHEK Multiclix Challenge.
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.
- The Protégé Study seeks people aged 8 to 35 years with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.
Products and Books
- Roche offers Diabetes Etiquette Cards to help your family and friends who don't have diabetes.
- DexCom has updated its web site.
- Smart Insulin: An experimental drug for diabetes dispenses insulin in response to glucose levels.
- Effects of oral consumption of the green tea polyphenol EGCG in a murine model for human Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease. See also Green tea may delay onset of type 1 diabetes.
- Childhood type 1 diabetes in Iceland; Evaluation of quality of treatment.
- Pitfalls in the measurement of the nocturnal blood pressure dip in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Treatment of Experimental Periodontal Disease by Photodynamic Therapy in Rats With Diabetes.
- Insulin Glargine versus Neutral Protamine Hagedorn Insulin for Treatment of Diabetes in Pregnancy.
- Starvation-induced True Diabetic Euglycemic Ketoacidosis in Severe Depression.
- Optimal dose of lisinopril for renoprotection in type 1 diabetic patients with diabetic nephropathy: a randomised crossover trial.
- Blood Glucose Monitoring is Associated with Better Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes: A Database Study.
- Double Diagnosis: Living with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Rule riles a diabetic test-taker; Says medical equipment viewed as cheating device.
- Diabetic doctor outlived expectations, went on to educate others about disease.
- Living with diabetes.
- N. youngster spreading awareness about diabetes.
- Living on The Outside: The Impact of Diabetes-Related Stigma.
- Help for children with type 1 diabetes.
- Despite diabetes, Panthers' Boynton keeps healthy outlook.
- Central lineman doesn't fret over diabetes.
- New lease on life - 11-year-old winning fight against diabetes.
- Diabetes can afflict the young and the old.
- UVa Researchers Revolutionize Diabetes Treatment.
- Artificial pancreas would dial up diabetes control. See also Researchers developing artificial pancreas to treat diabetics.
- Roche Provides New Website For Children With Diabetes.
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