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
- The schedule for CWD's Friends for Life UK is now online.
- Applications for the 2009-2010 Diabetes Scholars Foundation College Scholarships are now online.
- Goodbye, 2008 -- We did so much for diabetes in 2008, but there is still work to do.
- Early registration for 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, ends on December 31, 2008.
- Last week's poll asked readers what they do with infusion set tubing. This week's poll asks readers if they commemorate their diagnosis date.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Smart Pumping for People with Diabetes edited by Howard Wolpert, MD.
- Our Report from the Global Diabetes Summit 2007 is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My 5 year old Kindergartner wears her diabetes "bracelet" around her ankle because it's more comfortable and doesn't get in her way. One day at school, her friend asked her, "How do you know which leg has diabetes?" My daughter laughingly replied, "My whole BODY has diabetes!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you glance at the digital thermostat, which reads 68, and immediately run for glucose tabs. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My granddaughter's infusion sets are not adhering well on her stomach. When in her thigh, she has higher blood sugars. Where else can she place her sites? Could she use an angled set in her thigh rather than the straight set she now uses?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Basal testing questions
Quilt for Life
- The Quilt for Life now has 678 panels.
Surveys and Studies
- Parents are asked for their opinions about a new type of glucose monitoring device under consideration by a new company.
- 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.
- Dysregulation of lipid and amino acid metabolism precedes islet autoimmunity in children who later progress to type 1 diabetes. See also Breakthrough In Understanding Development Of Type 1 Diabetes
- Longitudinal observation of parechovirus in stool samples from Norwegian infants. See also Common infant virus may trigger type 1 diabetes.
- Type 1 diabetes, the A1 milk hypothesis and vitamin D deficiency.
- Impact of Lifestyle and Dietary Habits on Hypovitaminosis D in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Healthy Children from Qatar, a Sun-Rich Country.
- Retinal vessel response to flicker light in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus and overweight or obesity.
- Evaluation of quality of life after simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation from living donors using short form 36.
- Hyperglycaemia is associated with changes in the regional concentrations of glucose and myo-inositol within the brain.
- Production of beta-cells from human embryonic stem cells.
- Can beta-cells be derived from exocrine pancreas?
- Insulin aspart in diabetic pregnancy: state of the art.
- The role of free-play physical activity in healthy blood glucose maintenance in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Bone mass and structure in adolescents with type 1 diabetes compared to healthy peers.
- Lipid and Lipoprotein Profiles in Youth with and Without Type 1 Diabetes: The SEARCH Case-Control Study.
- The influence of liberal alcohol consumption on glucose metabolism in patients with type 1 diabetes: a pilot study.
- Marked smoking-associated increase of cardiovascular risk in childhood type 1 diabetes.
- New Potential Adjuncts to Treatment of Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Intensive Glycemic Control and the Prevention of Cardiovascular Events: Implications of the ACCORD, ADVANCE, and VA Diabetes Trials (PDF).
- Diurnal blood pressure abnormalities are related to endothelial dysfunction in patients with non-complicated type 1 diabetes.
- Diabetic retinopathy during pregnancy.
- Insulin immunoassays in the detection of insulin analogues in factitious hypoglycemia.
- Complementary alternative medicine use in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus in Erzurum, Turkey.
- The utility and recent advances in self-monitoring of blood glucose in type 1 diabetes.
- The everyday life of adolescent coeliacs: issues of importance for compliance with the gluten-free diet.
- Compliance with gluten-free diet in children with coeliac disease.
- Increased FOXP3 expression in small-bowel mucosa of children with coeliac disease and type I diabetes mellitus.
- A report on the international transglutaminase autoantibody workshop for celiac disease.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Sweet extras for the soldiers; Many benefit as Weston youths send candy to troops.
- Denver QB keeps diabetes in check, stays on his game.
- Diabetes no obstacle for local swimmer.
- Human Medical Tools Might Help Foal Live with Diabetes.
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