Of Continuing Interest
- Make plans 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 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.
- Make plans now to attend CWD's Friends for Life UK, to 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 when they think that type 1 diabetes will be cured. This week's poll asks readers about their plans for continuous glucose sensing.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Big Book of Diabetic Desserts by Jackie Mills, MS, RD.
- Our page about Neonatal Diabetes - Diagnosis Before Age 1 is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Our 4-year-old son Willy, who was diagnosed when he was two, has been judging how low or high his blood sugar is feeling. One day I asked him if he was feeling like his blood sugar was low or high. He held his hand at his shoulder level and said, "I think it's about here."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you tell your child to "check their sugar" and the kid next to them starts pulling candy out of their pockets to show how much they have. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
How do I test my son's overnight basal rates? He uses an OmniPod.
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Call endo, or do it yourself?
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.
- Proinsulin peptide immunotherapy in type 1 diabetes: report of a first-in-man Phase I safety study.
- In vivo characterization of transplanted human embryonic stem cell-derived pancreatic endocrine islet cells.
- Cognitive dysfunction and hippocampal changes in experimental type 1 diabetes.
- Canine Responses to Hypoglycemia in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Association Between the Dietary Approaches to Hypertension Diet and Hypertension in Youth With Diabetes Mellitus. See also Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH (PDF).
- Puberty and Ovarian Function in Girls with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Selenium deficiency in celiac disease: risk of autoimmune thyroid diseases.
- HLA-DQ and risk gradient for celiac disease.
Legal and Legislative
- Young diabetics at heart of school nurse dispute. See also California School Nurses Org. Applauds Court Ruling - Agreement Allowing Non-Medical Personnel To Administer Diabetes Insulin Injections Overturned.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- A Father of A Child with Type 1 Child Warns: Be Prepared for Hypoglycemia.
- Time away from home makes mom thankful.
- Stage-struck Tees diabetes girl is £10,000 winner.
- Eye on Health - Diabetes Family.
- Fighting diabetes with art.
- Step by Step: Dancing in 'The Nutcracker' a sweet treat for diabetic dancer.
- Coyote Heart.
- Navigating the sweetest season.
- Diabetes doesn't dampen teen's enthusiasm for ballet.
- Concerns remain over diabetes care.
- Griffins coach Fraser lives with Type 1 diabetes.
- Pig organs: Ready for humans at last?
- Researcher looks to vitamin D in diabetes prevention.
- DexCom(TM) Receives CE Mark Approval for the SEVEN(R) Continuous Glucose Monitoring System. See also Dexcom continuous glucose monitor receives European CE mark.
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