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
- Last week's poll asked readers how they record blood glucose information. This week's poll asks our readers when they think type 1 diabetes will be cured.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Complete Diabetes Organizer: Your Guide to a Less Stressful and More Manageable Diabetes Life by Susan Weiner and Leslie Josel.
- The Family Support Network has over 5,500 families from all 50 states and 87 countries. If you're new to diabetes, looking for a baby sitter for your child, want to babysit others, or need a college parent, the Family Support Network can help you connect with families near you. If you haven't joined, please become part of the Family Support Network. Now's also a great time to search for someone near you and introduce yourself.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My 5 year old (diabetic) daughter was mad at me the other day. She came walking into the kitchen with her backpack full with all her stuff. She really knows what buttons to push, telling me: "I'm running away, I'm taking a lot of candy, and I'm not taking any insulin!"
- 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:
A year ago, my teen daughter's A1c was 9.6. She ran high, struggled to keep from gaining weight. Now, her A1c is 7.6 and she has lost 16 pounds. Why is it that she is able to lose weight so quickly now? Can consistent highs prevent weight loss even when on a low calorie/low carbohydrate diet?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Anyone NOT feel guilty?
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!
Studies and Surveys
- The TrialNet Pathway to Prevention Study offers screening at no charge to relatives of people with type 1 diabetes. The screening can identify risk for type 1 diabetes years before symptoms appear. Those at increased risk may be able to join research studies testing ways to prevent the disease. Others can continue to be monitored for the earliest signs of type 1 diabetes, which can prevent serious symptoms. To find a TrialNet location, request a test kit, or learn more, visit DiabetesTrialNet.org.
- Parents of Children and Teenagers Between Ages 8-16 with Type 1 Diabetes for at least six months are needed to Participate in a Study on the relationship between any parental stress in caring for a child with Type 1 Diabetes.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please write: My Diagnosis Story. Thank you. Together we can make a difference.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- So Much of the Thanks.
- The Antidote to Living With Diabetes.
- Who Cares About Type 1 Diabetes?
- I Can't Walk Away From Diabetes . . . .
- Systematically in silico comparison of unihormonal and bihormonal artificial pancreas systems. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Assessment of Type 1 Diabetes Risk Conferred by HLA-DRB1, INS-VNTR and PTPN22 Genes Using the Bayesian Network Approach. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Generation of Functional Insulin-Producing Cells from Neonatal Porcine Liver-Derived Cells by PDX1/VP16, BETA2/NeuroD and MafA. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Ultra-Long Pharmacokinetic Properties of Insulin Degludec are Comparable in Elderly Subjects and Younger Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Patient-Provider Relationships Across the Transition From Pediatric to Adult Diabetes Care: A Qualitative Study.
- Psychosocial issues of women with type 1 diabetes transitioning to motherhood: a structured literature review. Free full text available in PDF format.
- The association of personal resilience with stress, coping, and diabetes outcomes in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Variable- and person-focused approaches.
- Impact of Telemedicine in Managing Type 1 Diabetes Among School-age Children and Adolescents: An Integrative Review.
- Relationships of neophobia and pickiness with dietary variety, dietary quality and diabetes management adherence in youth with type 1 diabetes.
- Clinical, Serologic, and Histologic Features of Gluten Sensitivity in Children.
- Oats in the diet of children with celiac disease: preliminary results of a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled multicenter Italian study. Free full text available in PDF format via link.
- Gluten-free diet in children: an approach to a nutritionally adequate and balanced diet. Free full text available in PDF format via link.
- Two wheat decapeptides prevent gliadin-dependent maturation of human dendritic cells.
- How to stay gluten-free and still love the Thanksgiving feast.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Diabetes development: Baby food & Type 1 Diabetes.
- Good Samaritan rushes to help woman with diabetic emergency.
- Marshall elementary student backed by peers.
- Student raises diabetes awareness.
- Diabetes Center patrons reach for the Brass Ring.
- Mother of 2 children with diabetes raises funds for research.
- Young Girl Meets Challenges Of Living With Type One Diabetes.
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