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 7-8, 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.
New This Week
- The International Diabetes Federation has published its updated Diabetes Atlas. The complete Atlas is available in PDF format.
- Last week's poll asked readers how many times per day they do a blood glucose check. This week's poll asks our readers how they record blood glucose information.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Understanding Diabetes, 12th Edition by H. Peter Chase, MD, and David M. Maahs, MD, PhD.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My daughter came home from kindergarten and told me that her teacher almost sent her up to the nurse that day because she felt low. "Almost?" I asked (a little concerned). "Yeah," she said, "I was trying to tell her my CRAYON was low, and hard to color with. She didn't understand!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your non-D child refers to all numbers as carbs - "I'm 3 carbs old!" See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
In a school setting, when staff are asked to check a student's blood sugar, do you think that the lancet needs to be changed for every check to decrease the chance of a blood borne pathogen incident?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Pump when still honeymooning?
Support and Advocacy
- Attention Alabama Advocates: The American Diabetes Association is holding its Diabetes Advocacy Workshop on December 10, 2013, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at the American Diabetes Association office in Birmingham. At this workshop, you’ll learn from Association and local policy experts about how to become the best advocates for the 454,000 adults diagnosed with diabetes in the state of Alabama. Register today!
- There are numerous families who suffered the missed diagnosis by their doctor of their child's type 1 diabetes, resulting in hardships and even death. Under a project called A Child's Cry for Change, an attempt is being made to change this trend. The goal is to amass a large number of these missed diagnosis stories and present them to leadership in medicine, health agencies, and government in the hopes that change occurs; the very least being the administration of a urine test (ideally a blood test). We are seeking families to send us their missed diagnosis stories without naming the physician or treating facility. Please send your email, including your name and address, to: Tom Karlya, (aka DiabetesDad) at email@example.com. In the subject line please write: My Diagnosis Story. Thank you. Together we can make a difference.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- Pump Time: Transitioning A Child To An Insulin Pump.
- What People with Diabetes Really Want > Patient Voices 2013 Video!
- Patients Speak Out on Diabetes Technology (Original Infographic!).
Products, Services and Books
- What Do You Get When You Add A Disease To A Kids' Toy? Genius.
- Diabetes app helps young people navigate drinking.
- Feasibility of a Portable Bihormonal Closed-Loop System to Control Glucose Excursions at Home Under Free-Living Conditions for 48 Hours.
- Temporal intra-individual variation of immunological biomarkers in type 1 diabetes patients: implications for future use in cross-sectional assessment. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Recruitment and retention of participants for an international type 1 diabetes prevention trial: A coordinators' perspective.
- Vitamin D at the onset of type 1 diabetes in Italian children.
- Low incidence of spontaneous type 1 diabetes in non-obese diabetic mice raised on gluten-free diets is associated with changes in the intestinal microbiome. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. See also Gluten Changes Microbiome, Increases Type 1 Diabetes.
- What happens when patients know more than their doctors? Experiences of health interactions after diabetes patient education: a qualitative patient-led study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- The glucagon response to oral glucose challenge in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Lack of Impact of euglycemia.
- Diabetes self-management smartphone application for adults with type 1 diabetes: randomized controlled trial. Free full text available in HTML format.
- Patients with type 1 diabetes oxidize fat at a greater rate than age- and sex-matched controls.
- Association of diabetes in pregnancy with child weight at birth, age 12 months and 5 years - a population-based electronic cohort study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Progressive renal decline as the major feature of diabetic nephropathy in type 1 diabetes.
- The quality of life in developing age children with celiac disease.
- Health-related quality of life in children with celiac disease: a study based on the critical incident technique.
- Symptom positivity is essential for omitting biopsy in children with suspected celiac disease according to the new ESPGHAN guidelines.
- The high cost of celiac disease in an Israeli Health Maintenance Organization.
- A Fellow Celiac Needs a Group Hug & Some Advice. Let's Bring It.
- Omission beers earn gluten-free recognition. see also Is Omission Beer Really “Risk-Free” for Celiacs?
Legal and Legislative
- Complaint: Broward denies Pre-K to diabetics. See also Children with diabetes shut out of Florida prekindergarten programs.
- Family fighting for medical help at diabetic son's elementary school.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Sir Frederick Banting and the use of insulin to treat Type 1 diabetes.
- Diabetic earns solo pilot's license 35 years after learning to fly.
- Rockford man living with diabetes for 50 years shares treatment changes.
- Children’s National helps a Bethesda boy deal with his Type 1 diabetes.
- Otis biker has ridden thousands of miles to fight Type 1 diabetes.
- Gamecocks kicker Elliott Fry won’t let Type I diabetes slow him down.
- Keira, 8, is inspiration for diabetes aid event in Shrewsbury.
- Having a Healthy Pregnancy With Type 1 Diabetes.
- World Diabetes Atlas shows sudden rise in the disease has potential to 'bankrupt Australian health system' discusses type 1 diabetes in Australia.
- Utah documentary ‘Sugar Babies’ shown for World Diabetes Day.
- Tandem Diabetes Care Raises $120M in Bigger-Than-Expected IPO.
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