New This Week
- We report on Friends for Life 2013.
- A diabetic child spurs a race for a bionic pancreas.
- It is Not OK reports on issues experienced by patients using test strips that are not meeting accuracy standards.
- Last week's poll asked readers how much of a financial burden paying for diabetes supplies place on their family. This week's poll asks readers if they reuse diabetes care supplies.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Little Red Sports Car by Eleanor Troutt, illustrated by J. Chris Price.
- 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 you all three of your children request the "A1C Steak Sauce" at the dinner table.
See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My teen son is lonely and depressed, has developed bad habits, including rage bolusing. He refuses to go to therapy. What do you recommend?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Is placing an angled infusion set manually scary/more painful?
- Kris Freeman, Olympian with type 1, is raising money for Camp Adventure in Caribou, Maine.
Studies and Surveys
- The University of Pennsylvania is inviting parents of children with diabetes to participate in a survey on perceptions and behaviors relating to severe hypoglycemia. By participating in this 10 minute survey, you will be contributing valuable information to a research project about a subject that is very important to the physical and psychological safety of children with diabetes. We are looking forward to learn about your experiences!
- Researchers from the University of Connecticut Health Center want to learn about dogs that help people with diabetes. You are invited to take part in this study if you have diabetes and have had a dog that can detect sugar levels.
- Going to Clara Barton Camp or Camp Joslin this summer? You can participate in the Bionic Pancreas Summer Camp Study and help bring the closed loop artificial pancreas to life.
- TrialNet is now offering online sign up and consent for the Pathway 2 Prevention study. Families of those living with type 1 diabetes are strongly encouraged to participate.
- Researchers from Palo Alto University want to hear the voices of siblings and parents of children with T1D to learn about the impact support has on their quality of life. Siblings 6-25 years are encouraged to participates, along with parents through either completing an online questionnaire or a Skype/in-person interview. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wix.com/diabeticstudy/2012.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- Keeping the Dexcom Stuck.
- Pumped for the Pizza Man.
- 4 Degrees Of DOC (Diabetes On-Line Community) Separation~.
- Unexpected Heroes.
- Best in Class.
- Intraperitoneal insulin delivery to patients with type 1 diabetes results in higher serum IGF-I bioactivity than continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion.
- In Silico Design of Optimal Ratio for Co-Administration of Pramlintide and Insulin in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Does metformin improve vascular heath in children with type 1 diabetes? Protocol for a one year, double blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Cancer Incidence Among Those Initiating Insulin Therapy With Glargine Versus Human NPH Insulin.
- Continuous rise of insulin resistance before and after the onset of puberty in children at increased risk for type 1 diabetes - a cross-sectional analysis.
- The effect of metabolic and hormonal parameters on microalbuminuria in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Treatment Center Are Associated with Insulin Pump Therapy in Youth in the First Year Following Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes.
- Paediatric estimated average glucose in children with Type 1 diabetes.
- Developing a hierarchy of needs for Type 1 diabetes.
- Impact of elective hospital admissions on glycaemic control in adolescents with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes.
- Variation in Resource Use and Readmission for Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children’s Hospitals.
- Incidence and related risk factors of diabetic ketoacidosis in Guangdong type 1 diabetics.
- Influence of age at diagnosis on glycaemic control evolution in patients with type 1 diabetes.
- Impact of blood glucose variability on carotid artery intima media thickness and distensibility in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- The Use of a CoolSense Device to Lower Pain Sensation During Finger Pricking While Measuring Blood Glucose in Diabetes Patients-A Randomized Placebo.
- Obstetric interventions for women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
- Epidemiology of Coeliac Disease and Co-morbidity in Norwegian Children.
- Antibiotic exposure and the development of coeliac disease: a nationwide case–control study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. See also Antibiotic use linked to celiac disease development.
- Is a Gluten-Free Diet Right for You?
- Woman runs gluten-free bakery from Middletown home.
- Is Beer Engineered to Remove Gluten Actually Gluten Free?.
- Best thing since sliced bread? A (potential) new diagnostic for celiac disease.
- All Day I Dream About Food offers recipes for gluten free desserts.
- WSU researcher 'very close' on celiac-safe wheat, herbicide-tolerant barley.
Legal and Legislative
- FDA issues Warning Letter to Prodigy Diabetes Care regarding serious problems with its blood glucose test strips.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- FDA cracks down on illegal diabetes remedies.
- How to interface a Dexcom Diabetes Monitor to your Home Automation System.
- Pro football player helps boy with diabetes live his dreams.
- Diabetes Camp: 'It's a lot of fun and you're not the only one'.
- New Mexico woman having diabetes attack roughed up by deputies.
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