Of Continuing Interest
- 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
- Last week's poll asked readers if the economic downturn has impacted their ability to pay for diabetes care. This week's poll asks readers what they do with infusion set tubing.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Enlightened Kosher Cooking by Nechama Cohen.
- Our Report from the Diabetes Technology Meeting 2008 is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My daughter, who is now 10, was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 3. About a year after her diagnoses, we were at a restaurant with relatives and had gone into the bathroom for her shot. My daughter's 6 year old cousin accompanied us and as some women started to enter the bathroom, she yelled, "Don't worry, we're just doing shots in here!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your husband's beeper goes off and the first thing you check is the insulin pump. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Can you tell me the latest on the closed loop pump?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Does your Endo check you child's feet?
Surveys and Studies
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital is seeking families with a child aged 9-11 who has had type 1 diabetes for at least a year to learn about how families manage diabetes day-to-day (PDF).
- 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
- If George Bailey Had Diabetes.
- One year.
- The "Metabolic Memory": Is More than Just Tight Glucose Control Necessary to Prevent Diabetic Complications? Free full text available in PDF format.
- Dysregulation of lipid and amino acid metabolism precedes islet autoimmunity in children who later progress to type 1 diabetes. See also VTT - New scientific knowledge on juvenile diabetes: Metabolic disturbances indicate progress of the disease even years in advance.
- Poorly controlled type 1 diabetes is associated with altered glutathione homeostasis in adolescents: apparent resistance to N-acetylcysteine supplementation.
- Long-term trends in the incidence of type 1 diabetes in Denmark: the seasonal variation changes over time.
- Subcutaneous transplantation of embryonic pancreas for correction of type 1 diabetes.
- A Novel Non-invasive Breath Test Method For Screening Persons At Risk For Diabetes.
- Hyperglycemia not hypoglycemia alters neuronal dendrites and impairs spatial memory.
- Glycemic index, postprandial glycemia, and the shape of the curve in healthy subjects: analysis of a database of more than 1000 foods.
- Rapid weight gain in children soon after diagnosis of type 1 diabetes: is there room for concern?
- Children With Diabetes At Increased Risk For Developing Eating Disorders.
- The Wisconsin Epidemiologic Study of Diabetic Retinopathy: XXII the twenty-five-year progression of retinopathy in persons with type 1 diabetes.
- Prolonged effect of intensive therapy on the risk of retinopathy complications in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus: 10 years after the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial.
- Diabetes and Its Complications and Their Relationship with Risk of Fractures in Type 1 and 2 Diabetes.
- Effect of a Low–Glycemic Index or a High–Cereal Fiber Diet on Type 2 Diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. See also Low-Sugar Diet Better for Glycemic Control Than High Intake of Cereal Fiber.
- Shared and Distinct Genetic Variants in Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
Legal and Legislative
- Your Turn: Training for insulin injections at schools an idea whose time has come.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- The Barbara Davis Center: Cutting edge.
- Norco student delivers research report to diabetes experts.
- Albany's Eddie Delaney over comes disability to become a star.
- Bonded by blood - Valley students take charge of their diabetes.
- Former Olympic swimmer has new race to find diabetes cure.
- B.J. Crombeen overcomes diabetes for St. Louis Blues.
- Diabetes doesn't stop teenager.
- Parents encouraged to learn about diabetes warning signs.
- Nick Jonas and Bayer Diabetes Care Design Diabetes Dog Tags to Unite People Touched by the Disease. See also Nick's Dogtags.
- Breakthrough diabetes research may be closest thing to a cure [VIDEO].
- Child's huffing and puffing: juvenile diabetes unmasked.
- Diabetic teenager found dead in bed.
- Use the Internet, but include your doctor in the mix.
- American Diabetes Association Announces Retirement of Chief Scientific & Medical Officer, Dr. Richard Kahn.
- Joslin Research Finds Nearly Three-quarters of Youths with Diabetes Insufficient in Vitamin D.
- U of M receives $40 million for type 1 diabetes research.
- MannKind Corporation to Review Positive Results From Final Two Pivotal Phase 3 Clinical Studies in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. See also Inhaled insulin back in limelight with MannKind's Afresa.
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