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.
New This Week
- Damien is 8 and was diagnosed in October 2008.
- Last week's poll asked readers about their plans for continuous glucose sensing. This week's poll asks readers if the economic downturn has impacted their ability to pay for diabetes care.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Diabetes Antidote: An Exercise Prescription to Prevent Type 2 and to Combat Type 1 by Doug Burns, Mr. Universe, with Denny Dressman.
- Our page of Holiday Songs is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
I overheard the cutest thing while we were at a diabetes walk. Emily was walking in front of me with my 6 year old nephew. I was listening to them talk. He said to her, "Em, why are we walking around this place anyway?" I heard her tell him, "We are walking to find a cure for diabetes." My nephew said, "Well, where am I supposed to be looking for it?" I could have died laughing.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when, in a last ditch effort to get the carbs in, you consider a cupcake to be a food group. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Do you have any information on the cognitive effects of type 1 diabetes in the school setting?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
How do you organize your diabetes supplies?
- Women with Diabetes: Quality of Health Care, 2004-2005 (PDF) is from the US Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
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.
Products and Books
- Oneida Nameplate Co., Inc. offers a collection of inexpensive yet very nice medical identification products, including traditional bracelets and necklaces. One interesting product is a small, vinyl shoe tag, perfect for young kids or the keychains of teens and adults.
- Effects of a controlled hypoglycaemia test on QTc in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes.
- Association between reduced pulmonary diffusing capacity and cardiac autonomic dysfunction in Type 1 diabetes.
- Induction of innate immune response through TLR2 and dectin 1 prevents type 1 diabetes.
- Autologous bone marrow-derived rat mesenchymal stem cells promote PDX-1 and insulin expression in the islets, alter T cell cytokine pattern and preserve regulatory T cells in the periphery and induce sustained normoglycemia.
- High-dose thiamine therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes and microalbuminuria: a randomised, double-blind placebo-controlled pilot study. See also Vitamin B1 could reverse early-stage kidney disease in diabetes patients.
- Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV Inhibition with MK0431 Improves Islet Graft Survival in Diabetic NOD Mice Partially via T-cell Modulation.
- Phenotypic Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Youth: Insulin Sensitivity and Secretion in Islet-cell Antibody Negative vs. Antibody Positive Patients.
- Antecedent hypoglycemia impairs autonomic cardiovascular function - implications for rigorous glycemic control.
- Hypertriglyceridaemia is associated with an increased likelihood of albuminuria in extreme duration (> 50 years) Type 1 diabetes.
- Better postprandial glucose stability during continuous subcutaneous infusion with insulin aspart compared with insulin lispro in patients with type 1 diabetes.
- Age-dependent basal insulin patterns in children with type 1 diabetes treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion.
- Bolus calculator: a review of four "smart" insulin pumps.
- Management of diabetic ketoacidosis in children and adolescents.
- Clinical effectiveness of a brief educational intervention in Type 1 diabetes: results from the BITES (Brief Intervention in Type 1 diabetes, Education for Self-efficacy) trial.
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) compared with blood glucose awareness training (BGAT) in poorly controlled Type 1 diabetic patients: long-term effects on HbA moderated by depression. A randomized controlled trial.
- Comparison of maternal ghrelin and leptin in healthy mothers and mothers with Type 1 diabetes.
- Complications in Celiac Disease Under Gluten-Free Diet.
- Long-Term Effect of Gluten-Free Diet on Growth Velocity in Turkish Children with Celiac Disease.
- Celiac disease: pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and associated autoimmune conditions.
- A New Diet Villain.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Parents fight for diabetic kids' rights.
- Downturn treats device makers unevenly.
- Poor children in diabetes 'risk'. See also Deprived harder hit by diabetes.
- Police: 8-year-old given wrong medicine.
- Diamyd® Diabetes Vaccine To Be Used In Prevention Study.
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