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.
- Applications for the 2009-2010 Diabetes Scholars Foundation College Scholarships are now online.
New This Week
- Last week's poll asked readers if they commemorate their diagnosis date. This week's poll asks readers what they think 2009 will bring in diabetes care.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Yes I Can! Yes You Can! by Denny Dressman and Jay Leeuwenburg.
- Our Report from CWD Focus on Best Practices at Marco Island 2007 is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My non-D daughter was writing with a mechanical pencil and constantly having trouble with the lead (the kind you insert at the writing point of the pencil). She said, "Mom, this pencil needs a new lancet!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you clean the lint trap of your clothes dryer and find a bunch of test strips. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
As a volleyball player, I have trouble finding a place to keep my pump. It has fallen out in the past, but I was high when I removed it. What should I do?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Newly D'xd - "survival kit" ideas
Quilt for Life
- The Quilt for Life now has 678 panels.
Advocacy, Fundraising Events, and Support
- The 4th Annual Dodging Diabetes Charity Dodgeball Tournament will be held on March 7th, 2009 in Rockville, Maryland.
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.
- Lentivectors encoding immunosuppressive proteins genetically engineer pancreatic beta-cells to correct diabetes in allogeneic mice.
- A multi-year analysis of islet transplantation compared with intensive medical therapy on progression of complications in type 1 diabetes.
- Islet transplantation with alemtuzumab induction and calcineurin-free maintenance immunosuppression results in improved short- and long-term outcomes.
- Current status of islet cell transplantation.
- Islet cell transplantation for the treatment of type 1 diabetes in the USA.
- Accumulation of autoreactive effector T cells and allo-specific regulatory T cells in the pancreas allograft of a type 1 diabetic recipient.
- A Comparison of Glycemic Variability Associated With Insulin Glargine and Intermediate-Acting Insulin When Used as the Basal Component of Multiple Daily Injections for Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Fear of hypoglycemia in parents of young children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Association of diet with glycated hemoglobin during intensive treatment of type 1 diabetes in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial.
- Glycaemic profile characteristics and frequency of impaired awareness of hypoglycaemia in subjects with T1D and repeated hypoglycaemic events.
- Adolescents' and mothers' perceptions of the cognitive and relational functions of collaboration and adjustment in dealing with type 1 diabetes.
- Collaborative Involvement of Primary and Secondary Caregivers: Associations with Youths' Diabetes Outcomes.
- Health Related Quality of Life of Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Metabolic acidosis in a patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus complicated by methanol and amitriptyline intoxication.
- Reversal of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Improvements in Cardiovascular Risk Factors After Surgical Weight Loss in Adolescents. See also Type 2 Diabetes Reversed after Weight Loss Surgery in Adolescents.
- Diagnosing Mild Enteropathy Celiac Disease: A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Study.
- Prevalence of celiac disease in Iranian children with idiopathic short stature.
Legal and Legislative
- Nurses' argument on insulin is balderdash.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Study shows Type I Diabetes is genetic disease.
- Quarterback keeps his diabetes in check.
- Like defenders, diabetes can't stop SHG's Beck.
- Diabetic Teen Laura C..
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