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Of Continuing Interest

    CWD Events

  1. Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology conference at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Crystal City, Virginia, from February 1-3, 2013. Family scholarships are available from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation.
  2. Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life Canada 2013 conference, to be held at the Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre, Toronto, Canada, from March 8-10, 2013.
  3. Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life: UK 2013 conference, to be held at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland from 5-7 April, 2013. Family scholarships are available from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation.
  4. 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. Note that sessions begin on Wednesday, July 10. Family scholarships and Young Adult scholarships are available from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation.
  5. Other Stories of Continuing Interest

  6. Applications for the 2013 Diabetes Scholars Foundation College Scholarships are now online. Applications must be received by May 15, 2013.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. Last week's poll asked readers how often they worry about nocturnal hypoglycemia. This week's poll asks readers about the insulin they use.
  2. The Featured Book of the Week is Taking Control of Your Diabetes, 4th Edition by Steven V. Edelman, MD.
  3. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    When my 5-year-old daughter, Danielle, was diagnosed with diabetes we explained it to her and her 3-year-old brother, Ben, that her blood sugar could be high, low or in the middle and we were trying to keep her in the middle by giving her insulin shots. A few weeks later we took both of them to get their flu shots and Ben started screaming as loud as he could to anyone who would listen, "I am in the middle! I am in the middle!"
  4. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you get an advertisement online saying that they have the perfect pump and you wonder, "Animas or Medtronic?", only to find out it is a shoe store advertisement. See more parent humor.
  5. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  6. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Hours after receiving her flu vaccine, my daughter's blood sugar spiked. Can the immune response from the flu shot cause this?
    See the answer.
  7. From the CWD Forums

  8. From the CWD Forums:
    Problem fixing afternoon lows
  9. Diabetes Camps

  10. Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. We've updated our list of camps to help you find a camp near you.
  11. These camps have updated schedules:

    1. The Barton Center for Diabetes Education provides summer camping, a coed Adventure Camp for high school students with diabetes, and year-round weekend programs for youth with diabetes, families and friends. The Barton Center includes both the Clara Barton Camp for girls and Camp Joslin for boys.
    2. Bearskin Meadow Camp in California includes a family camp for younger kids.
    3. Camp Buck is for kids in Nevada
    4. Camp Carefree in New Hampshire provides two weeks of fun for kids with diabetes in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.
    5. Camp Hamwi, in central Ohio, offers horseback riding and outdoor adventure.
    6. Camp Hickory Hill in Columbia, Missouri, offers a great camping experience for children with diabetes.
    7. Camp Ho Mita Koda near Cleveland, Ohio (the oldest continuing camp for kids with type 1 diabetes) offers residence camp sessions for kids age 6-15, along with programs for families, teens and children 4-8 years old.
    8. Camp Hodia, Idaho's camp for children with diabetes, offers camp sessions throughout the year.
    9. Camp Hopewell, located 5 1/2 miles east of Oxford, MS, offers diabetes camps for children with Type 1 and children with Type 2 diabetes.
    10. Camp Hot Shots is a day camps for kids in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota.
    11. Camp Kudzu provides year round programming for children and youth living with type 1 diabetes in Georgia, including summer camp, family camp and other targeted programs.
    12. Camp Nejeda offers a camping adventure for children with diabetes in New Jersey.
    13. Camp Possibilities is an overnight camp for kids with diabetes living in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
    14. Camp Seale Harris, a camp for children with diabetes in Alabama since 1947.
    15. Camp Vegas offers summer camp for kids in the mountains southwest of Las Vegas, Nevada.
    16. DYFI camp for children with diabetes offers resident camp for kids in Indiana.
    17. Florida's Diabetes Camp sits on 47 acres on the shores of beautiful Lake Winona.
    18. Lions Camp Merrick / Glyndon Diabetes Program in Maryland provides a camping experience not only for kids with diabetes, but for their families too! Kids from the District of Columbia, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia are also welcome. See the schedule page for the dates.
    19. Moses Cheeks Basketball Diabetes Camp is a free day camp for kids with diabetes in the Chicago area.
    20. No Limits Diabetes! offers week-long and weekend events for teens with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in southern Indiana


  12. AYUDA is seeking motivated and empowered volunteers, from high school students to medical professionals, who are passionate about becoming agents of social change in diabetes communities outside of the United States.
  13. Studies and Surveys

  14. Are you the spouse or partner of someone with type 1 diabetes? The Behavioral Diabetes Institute is developing the first ever, Web-based program to address the emotional stresses of spouses and partners just like you. But we need your help! To develop this program, we need partners to complete an online, anonymous, 15 – 20 minute questionnaire. We will use these results to help us understand how partners are struggling and how we can help. These findings will then be used to build the final online program. When completed in early 2013, this program will be available to partners all over the world at no cost. If you might be willing to participate, please go to for further information.
  15. Diabetes Blogs and Social Media

  16. Guest Post: Pregnancy, Miscarriage, and Type 1 Diabetes.
  17. Vitreous Humour.
  18. Ironman Arizona with Type 1 Diabetes: An Interview with Blair Ryan.
  19. Feelings.
  20. All in the Family: Life with Multiple Kids with Diabetes.
  21. Products, Services and Books

  22. The American Diabetes Association's 2013 Consumer Guide of diabetes care products is now online.
  23. Research

  24. The role of the intestinal microbiota in type 1 diabetes.
  25. Reduction of Number and Duration of Hypoglycemic Events by Glucose Prediction Methods: A Proof-of-Concept In Silico Study.
  26. Hypoglycemia-related electroencephalogram changes are independent of gender, age, duration of diabetes, and awareness status in type 1 diabetes.
  27. Use of an intravascular fluorescent continuous glucose sensor in subjects with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  28. Neurovascular dysfunction precedes neural dysfunction in the retina of patients with type 1 diabetess.
  29. Cross-Sectional Evaluation of Noninvasively Detected Skin Intrinsic Fluorescence and Mean Hemoglobin A1c in Type 1 Diabetes.
  30. Comparison of annual variability in HbA1c and glycated albumin in patients with type 1 vs. type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  31. Patients with type 1 diabetes exhibit altered cerebral metabolism during hypoglycemia.
  32. Daily Care

  33. Multiple daily injections of insulin versus continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion for pregnant women with type 1 diabetes.
  34. No effect of insulin pen with memory function on glycemic control in a patient cohort with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes: a randomized open-label study. See also An analysis of "no effect of insulin pen with memory function on glycemic control in a patient cohort with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes: a randomized open-label study".
  35. Identifying challenges of living with type 1 diabetes: child and youth perspectives.
  36. Momentary Assessment of Social Context and Glucose Monitoring Adherence in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes.
  37. Evaluation of dosing and clinical outcomes in patients undergoing conversion of insulin glargine to insulin detemir.
  38. Monitoring young people with type 1 diabetes for diabetic nephropathy: Potential errors of annual ACR testing.
  39. HbA(1c) variability is associated with an increased risk of retinopathy requiring laser treatment in type 1 diabetes.
  40. Celiac

  41. Levels of Antibodies Against Tissue Transglutaminase During Pregnancy Are Associated with Reduced Fetal Weight and Birth Weight.
  42. Exploratory, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study on the Effects of Bifidobacterium infantis Natren Life Start Strain Super Strain in Active Celiac Disease.
  43. Can an increase in celiac disease be attributed to an increase in the gluten content of wheat as a consequence of wheat breeding? A perspective.
  44. Infection, feeding habits in infants linked to later celiac disease.
  45. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  46. Sotomayor tells life story shaped by disease, overcoming adversity. See also her 60 Minutes Interview from January 13, 2013 and her interview on NPR from January 14, 2013.
  47. Basketball Camp for Kids with Type 1 Diabetes.
  48. Diabetes not stopping Lamar's Webb.
  49. Double Diabetes = Double Trouble!
  50. Calls for diabulimia to be recognised, say medics.
  51. Callison: Family strives for balance after diabetes diagnosis.
  52. UCSD breaks ground on medical research facility and diabetes center in La Jolla.
  53. Press Releases

  54. American Diabetes Association Announces Heather Berg as the 2013 National Youth Advocate.

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