Of Continuing Interest
- 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 accommodate all those who wish to join us! This beachfront venue is entirely renovated and just beautiful! Hotel reservations close on November 28.
- 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 to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Chicago 2009 conference, to be held at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel in Chicago, Illinois from April 24-26, 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 Announcement 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.
- The 2009 Inspired by Diabetes competition has begun. Entries must be submitted by March 31, 2009. Note that for every contest entry, Lilly will donate money to IDF's Life for a Child program, which supports diabetes centers in developing countries that provide critically needed care and education for children with diabetes.
- DiabetesMineTM announces the Holiday Survival Sweepstakes.
New This Week
- Last week's poll asked readers how many times per day, on average, they check their blood glucose level. This week's poll asks readers when they think that type 1 diabetes will be cured.
- The Featured Book of the Week is 50 Secrets of the Longest Living People with Diabetes by Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, and Steven V. Edelman, MD.
- Our page about MODY is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
After recently buying "Mary Poppins" on DVD, our 6 kids went around singing all the songs. Well, John, our pumping 5 year old son had to put his own twist on "A Spoonful of Sugar." His version goes:Just a bolus full of insulin makes my sugars come down,I think he may have had some help from his 3 older sisters but now I can't hear the song without singing his rendition.
sugars come down,
sugars come down.
In the most painless way!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when most of the cleaning in your house is done on an ad-hoc basis with alcohol wipes. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Since my 13-year-old son is on the lower end of the growth chart, we have considered growth hormone. Would this make him insulin resistant? How long would the resistance last?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Untrained school staff...
- Dancing With the Scientists.
Advocacy, Fundraising Events, and Support
- Novo Nordisk And Billie Jean King Provide Two Scholarships To Young Tennis Players With Diabetes.
- MoreThanCards offers holiday greeting cards to benefit the CWD Foundation.
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.
From the Diabetes Blogosphere
- Insulin Pumps In Wedding Dresses!
- Insulin in the Workplace.
Products and Books
- Animas Corporation issues battery cap recall for users of the Animas® 2020, IR 1200 and IR 1250 Insulin Infusion Pump.
- Smiths Medical MD, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall notification to customers for the Deltec Cozmo® Model 1800 Insulin Pump. For more information, see www.cozmore.com/letter.
- Differences in prevalence of antibodies to GAD and IA-2 and their titers at diagnosis in children with slowly and rapidly progressive forms of type 1 diabetes.
- Endocrine autoimmunity in families with type 1 diabetes: frequent appearance of thyroid autoimmunity during late childhood and adolescence.
- Impaired Hyperglycemia-Induced Delay in Gastric Emptying in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Deficient for Islet Amyloid Polypeptide.
- Iodine and tri-iodo-thyronine reduce the incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus in the autoimmune prone BB rats.
- Insulin requirement in preschoolers treated with insulin pumps at the onset of type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Feasibility of 10-Day Use of a Continuous Glucose Monitoring System in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Resolution of periodontal inflammation does not guarantee improved glycemic control in type 1 diabetic subjects.
- Weight-Loss Practices and Weight-Related Issues Among Youth With Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes.
- Use of hormonal contraceptive methods by women with diabetes.
- Night/day ratio as predictor of preeclampsia in normoalbuminuric, diabetic women: early signs of blood pressure disorders.
- Neurological disorders in adult celiac disease.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Diabetes could cost U.S. well over $218 billion.
- First Horse Born With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Dexter has a nose that's on 'alert'.
- A shot at a normal life: How diabetics treat their disease.
- Dealing with diabetes at 12.
- Helping teens with diabetes.
- Savings tips for people with Type 1 diabetes.
- Mr. T Tattoo Challenge for Diabetes Research.
- JDRF Names Novocell's Alan J. Lewis, Ph.D., as President and CEO.
- Medtronic Names Francine Kaufman, M.D. to Key Executive Role in Diabetes Business.
- Joslin Researchers Identify New Source of Insulin-Producing Cells.
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