Of Continuing Interest
- CWD's Friends for Life: UK 2010 Conference, to be held at the Beaumont House Hotel and Conference Venue in Old Windsor, Berkshire, England from October 29-31, 2010, is sold out. If you would like to be on the waiting list in case space becomes available, please contact Laura Billetdeaux at .
- Make plans to attend CWD's Family Support Weekend, to be held at the Marriott Marco Island Resort in Marco Island, Florida from December 30, 2010 - January 1, 2011.
- Diabetes Scholars Foundation Golf Fore Education to be held at Disney's Osprey Ridge Golf Course on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, the day before Friends for Life: Orlando 2011.
- JDRF is Now Accepting Applications for Children's Congress 2011.
New This Week
- We report on our Focus on Technology: Charlotte 2010 conference, recently held at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.
- We report on our Friends for Life Canada 2010 conference, recently held at the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
- CWD families can vote for George Canyon to receive the Canadian Country Music Fan's Choice Award.
- Members of the online diabetes community share their feelings about living with diabetes in the Diabetes Art Day 2010 Gallery.
- The American Diabetes Association is seeking applications for its 2011 National Youth Advocate.
- Last week's poll asked our readers how many times they or their child has needed a glucagon injection. This week's poll asks readers to report how satisfied they are with the diabetes care their child receives at school.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Ultimate Guide to Accurate Carb Counting by Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE.
- Venom, part of CWD's Art and Poetry section, is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
After recently buying "Mary Poppins" on DVD, our 6 kids went around singing all the songs. Well, John, our pumping 5 year old son had to put his own twist on "A Spoonful of Sugar." His version goes:Just a bolus full of insulin makes my sugars come down,I think he may have had some help from his 3 older sisters but now I can't hear the song without singing his rendition.
sugars come down,
sugars come down.
In the most painless way!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you are watching a football game and report that your team is behind by 4 units and nobody thinks a thing of it. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My teen daughter has been having problems with scar tissue at her pump sites so she has virtually given up on taking care of herself. How can I help her deal with her frustration and her scar tissue?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Middle School--Texting, bolusing etc.
- Pediatric Patient: How 'tweens' deal with diabetes and growing independence.
Advocacy and Events
- Diabetes: A Global Pandemic - Animas and the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Franchise Answer the Call is a one-day event for families and health care professionals to be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 9:30am ľ 3:00pm at the The Westin Long Beach in Long Beach, California.
Studies and Surveys
- Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet is a group of studies looking at the prevention and early treatment of type 1 diabetes.
- DEFEND is a global study seeking newly diagnosed patients aged 12 to 45 to test an islet preserving medication.
- The DiaPrevent research study is designed to see if the investigational Diamyd vaccine shots may help to preserve insulin producing capacity in patients with new onset type 1 diabetes.
- A new study being conducted at the University of Florida, Reversing Type 1 Diabetes After It is Established, is designed to find out if giving combination therapy of Thymoglobulin« and Neulasta« in patients with TID is safe and if this new combination therapy will preserve insulin production.
- Members of the Online Health Community, Forums, Message Boards, or Support Groups are invited to participate in a study looking at understanding how people develop their trust toward others in online health communities and how trust may affect trust-related behavioral intentions.
- Families in the Cincinnati area are needed for a new study on Type 1 Diabetes and Depression: A Study for Teens and Their Families.
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital is conducting a Type 2 Diabetes Study For Children and Teens.
- Evaluation of preserved insulin secretion in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Naloxone, but not valsartan, preserves responses to hypoglycemia after antecedent hypoglycemia: Role of metabolic reprogramming in counterregulatory failure.
- Enteroviral pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes.
- No Protective Effect of Calcitriol on beta-Cell Function in Recent-Onset Type 1 Diabetes The IMDIAB XIII trial.
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring Reveals Delayed Nocturnal Hypoglycemia After Intermittent High-Intensity Exercise in Nontrained Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Blood glucose levels and performance in a sports cAMP for adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a field study.
- Agility in treatment of children with type 1 diabetes - pilot study.
- Gastrointestinal symptoms in type-1 diabetes: Is it all about brain plasticity?
- Microvascular and macrovascular complications in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Overweight, obesity and metabolic syndrome in children with type 1 diabetes melllitus.
- Association of glycaemia with lipids in adults with type 1 diabetes: modification by dyslipidaemia medication.
- Siblings' perceptions of the costs and rewards of diabetes and its treatment.
- Predictors of direct costs of diabetes care in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes.
- Use of Insulin Pumps in India: Suggested Guidelines Based on Experience and Cultural Differences.
- Celiac Autoimmunity in Children with Type 1 Diabetes: A Two-Year Follow-Up.
- Celiac victim is a woman on a mission.
- Baking without flour for gluten-free treats.
- Having cake and eating it, too: A basic personal need gives rise to a shop that offers gluten-free products from pizza to pies, answering medical necessity as well as public demand.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Justin Webb: 'I have to believe in miracles'.
- Family discovers, adjusts to a 'new normal' with diabetes.
- Type 1 diabetes not slowing Jets backup inside linebacker Kenwin Cummings.
- Camp helps children deal with diabetes.
- As the Quest for an Artificial Pancreas Continues, Europeans Look at a Novel Approach.
- Survey Data Reveals Shocking 'Insulin Pump Postcode Lottery'.
- The cruel cost of ignoring diabetes: Jane lost an arm and two legs to the disease because, like so many, she didn't take it seriously.
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