Of Continuing Interest
- Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life Orlando 2014, to be held at the Marriott World Center Resort in Orlando, Florida, from July 1-6, 2014. Conference registration is now open.
- The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is once again offering scholarships to CWD's Friends for Life Orlando 2014
- Coming to Friends for Life Orlando 2014? Please join your friends at the Diabetes Scholars Foundation's Party Polynesian Style Fundraiser.
- Registration has closed for CWD's Friends for Life UK 2014 conference, to be held at the Beaumont House, Old Windsor, Berkshire, from August 15-17, 2014.
Other Stories of Continuing Interest
- Applications for College Scholarships from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation are now being accepted and must be received by April 15, 2014.
New This Week
- Spare a Rose, Save a Child this Valentine's Day by donating to IDF's Life for a Child program. For the price of one rose, you give a month of life to a child with type 1 diabetes. One rose, a month of life. A dozen roses, a year of life.
- JDCA Visit to the Diabetes Research Institute.
- Last week's poll asked our readers about the insulin pump that they use. This week's poll asks our readers who use insulin pumps how often they change their infusion set.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Cheating Destiny by James S. Hirsch.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
The day after my daughter started pumping, she experienced a low, so I decided to pick her up from school. Imagine my surprise when the nurse told me "She's suspended." As she realized my eyes had widened, she corrected herself, saying, "Oh, I meant her pump."
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you reach under his blankets to find the remote to turn of his T.V. and accidentally grab his pump instead! See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
After three years with diabetes, my son is experiencing lows for which he needs a ton of carbohydrates. I have had to eliminate fast acting insulin. What could be causing this?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
For those with CGM ... How high does your child tend to go post meal?
- Sensor vs. Sensor.
- Make plans to attend The JDRF TypeOneNation DC Research Summit, to be held at the Bethesda North Marriott on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Attendance is free.
- Diabetes Sisters 2014 Weekend for Women will be held from April 25-27, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Alexandria Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia.
Studies and Surveys
- A clinical study for a new needle-free glucagon for treatment of severe hypoglycemia in children is being conducted at several centers in the US. If you are interested in learning more about this study, please visit clinicaltrials.gov.
- 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.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- Spare a Rose, save a life: (The one where I no longer hate Valentineâ€™s Day).
- Spare a Rose, Save a Child.
- Flowers die... donate so a child won't.
- "Back to D Future" - You Tube Tuesday.
- Next-Gen Emergency Glucagon: Xeris to the Rescue?
- How To Spot A D-Parent.
- To Our Kids: Olympian Kris Freeman is Gold Whether He is on the Podium or Not.
- Four New (Familiar) Diabetes Non-Profits.
- Flipping Channels on Diabetes TV Awareness.
- Hashtag Motherhood with Diabetes.
- Treating diabetes with islet transplantation: Lessons from the past decade in Lille.
- Insulin pump use in young children in the T1D Exchange clinic registry is associated with lower hemoglobin A1c levels than injection therapy.
- Empirically Establishing Blood Glucose Targets to Achieve HbA1c Goals.
- How adolescents with diabetes experience social support from friends: two qualitative studies. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Correlation Between Glycemic Control and Physical Activity Level in Type 1 Diabetes Adolescents and Children.
- Does sucrose intake affect antropometric variables, glycemia, lipemia and C-reactive protein in subjects with type 1 diabetes?: a controlled-trial. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Plateau of adiposity in Australian children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes: a 20-year study.
- Dental caries experience and periodontal treatment needs of 10- to 15-year old children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Organizing person-centred care in paediatric diabetes: multidisciplinary teams, long-term relationships and adequate documentation. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Celiac disease with neurologic manifestations in children.
- US perspective on gluten-related diseases. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Breastfeeding Duration and Gluten Introduction Among Mothers With Celiac Disease.
- What you need to know before going gluten-free.
Legal and Legislative
- Diabetes bill designed to protect kids.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- 'Spare a Rose' campaign to help kids with diabetes.
- Coventry woman spares a rose to save a child.
- Kris Freeman on NBC Olympic Zone.
- Bionic pancreas could help fight diabetes.
- Type 1 Diabetes: A treatment's in sight but where's the funding?
- Researchers meet diabetics; Denny Sanford stops by.
- Dad of diabetes sufferer to help staff helpline.
- Good Samaritan braves the storm to find insulin for student.
- Girl, 5, saves her father's life by giving him an injection after he fell into diabetic coma.
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