Of Continuing Interest
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Sugar Land 2012 conference, to be held from October 12-14, 2012 at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square in Sugar Land, Texas. The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is offering family scholarships for CWD's Sugar Land Focus on Technology conference.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2013 conference, to be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort from July 9-14, 2013. Registration is now open.
Other Stories of Continuing Interest
- The American Diabetes Association is seeking applications for the 2013 National Youth Advocate.
- The application for the 2013 JDRF Children's Congress is now online.
New This Week
- We report on CWD's Friends for Life Canada: Vancouver 2012 conference.
- The 2012 International Children with Diabetes Conference – Friends for Life.
- Last week's poll asked readers about how many times they've needed to use glucagon. This week's poll asks parents where their child checks their glucose while at school.
- The Featured Book of the Week is A First Book for Understanding Diabetes (companion to the 12th Edition of "Understanding Diabetes") by H. Peter Chase, MD and David M. Maahs, MD, PhD.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Our 11 year old, recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, treats a low with 3 marshmallows. Her 10 year old cousin saw Grandpa snacking on marshmallows this week and said to him, "I didn't know you also had diabetes."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your daughter asks, "Can I get some ketchup to go with my test strips?" instead of her chicken strips. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
After 54 years with diabetes, I am in good control. Lately, I have "pins and needles" in my hands and feet. Are these sensations related to diabetes?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Glucagon at school
- Parent's of Children with Type 1 Diabetes in northern New Jersey is a new group at Meetup.com.
Advocacy and Fundraising
- Calling for Big Blue Test grant proposals.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- An In-Depth Look at the Faustman Lab Research – Part 2.
- Down to the Wire.
- Gina Capone: How Pregnancy with Diabetes Saved My Life.
- The FDA Comment that Got Away... or Maybe Not.
- Life with a Diabetic Alert Dog - Part 1 and .
Products, Services and Books
- Lilly Diabetes Launches Mobile App for Type 1 Diabetes Support. You can download the glucagon app in the iTunes store.
- GlucoGear offers glucose tracking journals.
- Maturation of Human Embryonic Stem Cell–Derived Pancreatic Progenitors Into Functional Islets Capable of Treating Pre-existing Diabetes in Mice. See also UBC scientists reverse diabetes in mice using stem-cell transplants.
- Insulin resistance in multiple tissues in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus on long term continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy.
- A strategy for combining minor genetic susceptibility genes to improve prediction of disease in type 1 diabetes.
- Type I diabetes among children and young adults: the role of country of birth, socioeconomic position and sex.
- Factors That Influence Parental Attitudes toward Enrollment in Type 1 Diabetes Trials. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Ascorbic acid blocks hyperglycemic impairment of endothelial function in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Quality Of Life Of Children With Type 1 Diabetes: A Systematic Review.
- Exercise might improve cardiovascular autonomic regulation in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Can Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems Predict Glycemia?
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy for the treatment of depression and adherence in patients with type 1 diabetes: pilot data and feasibility.
- The risk of proliferative retinopathy in siblings with Type 1 diabetes.
- Successful management of allergy to the insulin excipient metacresol in a child with type 1 diabetes: a case report. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Variation between countries in the frequency of diabetic ketoacidosis at first presentation of type 1 diabetes in children: a systematic review.
- Celiac disease immunotherapy that would replace a gluten-free diet begins clinical trials.
- 12 Ways to Eat Gluten-Free on the Road.
- The role of intestinal alkaline phosphatase in pediatric inflammatory bowel and celiac diseases.
- Recent advances in the development of new treatments for celiac disease.
- Celiac disease and selected long-term health issues.
Legal and Legislative
- American Diabetes Association Applauds D.C. Public Schools Agreement and D.C. Department of Health Rulemaking to Ensure Children with Diabetes are Safe at School.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- 18-year-old diabetic finishes Ironman.
- Local teen with diabetes establishes fund to help children receiving medical care.
- Dogs warns boy when diabetic dangers arise.
- Little League Champ Won't Let Diabetes Hold Him Back.
- Friend learns about diabetes.
- Pilots With Diabetes To Set National Speed Record.
- Helmsley Charitable Trust Sustainability Grant Awarded to Diabetes Hands Foundation.
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