Of Continuing Interest
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Cincinnati 2013, to be held at the Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre in West Chester, Ohio from December 6-8, 2013. Faculty include Henry Anhalt, DO, Ed Damiano, PhD, Korey Hood, PhD, Jeremy Pettus, MD, Jill Weissberg-Benchell, PhD, CDE, Marissa Town, BSN, RN, Natalie Bellini, BSN, RN, CDE, and Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE, who was named AADE's 2013 Diabetes Educator of the Year.
Other Stories of Continuing Interest
- Accuracy of test strips in the US matters. Please do your part by writing your elected officials.
New This Week
- Last week's poll asked readers about their insulin regimen. This week's poll asks our readers about their satisfaction with their diabetes care regimen.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes: An Emotional Journey by Renea Jo Zosel.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
We just put an inground pool in our backyard this summer. One day, I was testing the pool for chlorine and ph balance. My 9 year old daughter saw me put the testing strip in and compare it to the colours on the bottle. She then asked, "Does the pool have ketones?"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your son gets a bloody nose and you reach for the glucose meter to check his blood sugar. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My 12-year-old son often forgets to bolus for his snacks. Is there a way to use his pump or iPod or something else to help remind him to do so?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
What do you do if no one at school wants to be trained in diabetes care?
- Marjorie’s Fund works to empower people living with type 1 diabetes in resource poor settings to not only survive their diagnosis, but to effectively control their diabetes and to thrive into adulthood. You can help by attending their November fundraising event in New York -- an evening with Billy Porter, Tony award winner and star of the Tony award-winning best musical "Kinky Boots." The event will be held on Monday, November 4, 2013 at Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar Restaurant & Lounge, 254 West 72nd Street, New York.
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!
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- My biggest fear has happened to my child . . . . Be sure to also read For the first time, I cried about being diabetic, an earlier post about the impact of the artificial pancreas.
- Sitting With Diabetes.
- Making the Switch: Critiquing Three New Diabetes Devices.
- Back to School – Always Touchy with Diabetes.
Products, Services and Books
- Small But Mighty: Two Families Focused on Finger Wipes.
- Effect of Sensor-Augmented Insulin Pump Therapy and Automated Insulin Suspension vs Standard Insulin Pump Therapy on Hypoglycemia in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes. See also Low-Glucose-Suspension Feature Cuts Severe Hypoglycemia (Free Medscape membership required).
- Targeting of memory T cells with alefacept in new-onset type 1 diabetes (T1DAL study): 12 month results of a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2 trial. See also Psoriasis drug shows promising results for treating type 1 diabetes.
- Infectious triggers in type 1 diabetes: is there a case for epitope mimicry?
- Large European study suggests men with type 1 diabetes are better at blood sugar control than women.
- Network-level structural abnormalities of cerebral cortex in type 1 diabetes mellitus. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Under 20% of Donations Raised for a Cure Are Actually Allocated to Cure Research according to the Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance.
- Quarterly Visits with Glycated Hemoglobin Monitoring: The Sweet Spot for Glycemic Control in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Impact of sex and age at onset of diabetes on mortality from ischemic heart disease in patients with type 1 diabetes.
- Insulin degludec is not associated with a delayed or diminished response to hypoglycaemia compared with insulin glargine in type 1 diabetes: a double-blind randomised crossover study.
- Adherence in adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus correlates with treatment satisfaction but not with adverse events. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Residual beta-Cell Mass Influences Growth of Prepubertal Children With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Bariatric Surgery for Severe Obesity in Two Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Diabetes Mellitus in Neonates and Infants: Genetic Heterogeneity, Clinical Approach to Diagnosis, and Therapeutic Options.
- The cost of type 1 diabetes: a nationwide multicentre study in Brazil. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Prevalence of Celiac Disease in Omani Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A Cross Sectional Study. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Broad MICA/B Expression in the Small Bowel Mucosa: A Link between Cellular Stress and Celiac Disease. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Celiac research to highlight international symposium.
- Omission: A Gluten-Free Beer That Tastes Like Beer.
- Getting Around Gluten.
Legal and Legislative
- FDA issues final guidance on mobile medical apps.
- The American Diabetes Association has new resources and information for California families to enhance their understanding of the recent California Supreme Court decision and its impact.
- Limits on diabetes test strip opposed in Canada.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Kelly Close: State Of Diabetes Treatment, Companies In The Sector And Challenges Patients Face.
- Managing diabetes: Your child's first sleepover.
- Diabetics Hold Their Breath for Inhalable Insulin.
- Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara Conduct Innovative Artificial Pancreas – Ultra-Rapid-Acting Inhaled Insulin Trial Funded by JDRF. Be sure to watch the video about the incredible impact of using inhaled insulin before meals in this artificial pancreas project.
- JDRF Honors Researchers Whose Insights on Early Type 1 Diabetes Development Have Set the Stage for Disease Prevention in Children.
- Waltham organization announces diabetes/eating disorder program.
- DiabetesSisters receives $200,000 grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust to improve outcomes for women with Type 1 diabetes.
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