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New This Week
- Make plans to attend Friends for Life Falls Church 2016, to be held at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, Virginia, from Friday, April 8th, through Sunday, April 10th, 2016.
- Sign up for the University of Florida Pediatric Endocrinology World Diabetes Day "BLUE CIRCLE" Photo Contest.
- Have you ever thought about interning at a leading diabetes company? Well, now's your chance! The 2016 Students With Diabetes Internship Program is accepting applications now through December 15, 2015. For more information visit www.studentswithdiabetes.com/685-2.
- Last week's poll asked readers if their diabetes care team allows them to choose their diabetes care products. This week's poll asks readers what they use most often to treat hypoglycemia.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Ultimate Guide to Accurate Carb Counting by Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My older son Ross (11 years old) took out our pretend Harry Potter magic wand and did a spell for his brother (age 6) with diabetes. Ross said "pancreas repairus" and James laughed and laughed. He loves Harry Potter. You may be familiar with the occulus repairus spell that Hermoine does to Harry's glasses! If only Ross's spell worked!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your son without diabetes comes out of the bathroom at the age of 3 and announces that he thinks he has diabetes -- "Oh, no, I mean diarrhea!" See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
The endocrinologist indicated that my adolescent son will probably be no taller than 165 cm (5 feet, 4 inches). I heard that blood glucose control is more difficult when on growth hormones. Should we pursue the hormones? Are there other side effects?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Sick day strategy with vomiting and ketones
- Thrive Guide for Young Adults.
Studies and Surveys
- Parents of very young children with type 1 diabetes are needed to help design and build a great website for other parents like you. If you are a parent (or legal caregiver) of a child with type 1 diabetes diagnosed before age 6, and your child is not yet 10 years old, just follow this link to learn more: https://apps.nemoursresearch.org/redcap/surveys/?s=L3HKPK33J4
- Teens with T1D: Considering the insulin pump or CGM? You're needed in a new study. Learn more at https://apps.nemoursresearch.org/redcap/surveys/?s=ALNAPAR7T7
Diabetes in Social Media
- Do You Have Extra Diabetes Supplies You No Longer Need?
- Test Drive: Dexcom G5 Mobile - CGM on Your Phone, Receiver Optional.
- Insulin Wars: New Ultra Long-Lasting Basal Insulin Tresiba OKd by FDA.
- U.S. Pays Much More Than UK for Insulin.
- 10 Things Other Parents Need to Know About Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes.
- LADA Awareness Week 2015.
- The AnoDyne Micro-needle: Taking the Pain Out of Insulin Injections.
- Towards an Earlier and Timely Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes: Is it Time to Change Criteria to Define Disease Onset?
- In vivo platelet activation and aspirin responsiveness in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Mobilization without immune depletion fails to restore immunological tolerance or preserve beta cell function in recent onset type 1 diabetes.
- Fluctuations of Hyperglycemia and Insulin Sensitivity Are Linked to Menstrual Cycle Phases in Women With T1D.
- Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion versus Multiple Daily Injections of Insulin for the Management of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Pregnancy: Association with Neonatal Chemical Hypoglycemia.
- Attitudes to Exercise and Diabetes in Young People with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A Qualitative Analysis. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Whose quality of life is it anyway? Discrepancies between youth and parent health-related quality of life ratings in type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
- Twelve-Week Treatment With Liraglutide As Add-On to Insulin in Normal-Weight Patients With Poorly Controlled Type 1 Diabetes: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blinded Parallel Study.
- Efficacy and Safety of Canagliflozin, a Sodium Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitor, as Add-On to Insulin in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Efficacy and safety of dapagliflozin, a sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, in diabetes mellitus. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Losing Weight with Diabetes: What Prevents It and Causes Weight Gain.
- Coeliac Disease: Recognition, Assessment and Management. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Searching for Celiac Disease.
- Why food allergy fakers need to stop.
- Portable gluten test promises to ease dining woes.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Max Domi on being an NHL rookie, living with diabetes, growing up a Flyers fan.
- Ironman finisher with diabetes starts new project to inspire athletes.
- Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, he's running across America.
- Fighting Diabetes, One Lap at a Time: Carly Lenett and Kristy Kowal.
- Mariemont teen helping others with type 1 diabetes.
- Junior golfer won't let adversity keep him down.
- Why I Refuse to Step on the Scale.
- Treatment search for boy allergic to insulin.
- The device that stops diabetics dying in their sleep.
- Roche Diagnostics Ranks Highest in Overall Satisfaction among Blood Glucose Meter Manufacturers.
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