New This Week
- As December 6, 2013, Children with Diabetes is no longer a part of Johnson & Johnson. Moving forward, CWD will operate as an Ohio-based not-for-profit corporation.
- 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 Research Institute is running their third annual Santa Letters for a Cure. If you would like personal letter from Santa Claus sent to your child, please visit www.santaclausdri2013.org. When you make a donation to help find a cure for diabetes by supporting the Diabetes Research Institute, your child receives a personal letter from the big man himself.
- Last week's poll asked readers if they are concerned about their child's ability to pay for their diabetes care when they are an adult. This week's poll asks our readers if they usually commemorate their diagnosis date.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes Burnout: What To Do When You Can't Take It Anymore by William Polonsky.
- 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:
I never thought my five-year-old daughter would use diabetes to her advantage. One day after lunch at the mall, I treated her to an ice cream dessert. I wanted to have a little taste of it. I asked her if I could have a few licks, hoping she would graciously share. Instead she said, "Mom you'll mess up the carb count!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when, for Halloween, your child dresses up as a sharps box. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
What is the current research on storing a sibling's cord blood for a potential cure? I am pregnant; are there any preventative measures to reduce this baby's risk of developing type 1?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Went through 3 pods this evening
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
- The Seduction of Hope.
- Hacking Diabetes.
- JDRF: Patient Needs Must Drive T1 Diabetes Innovation.
- Diabetes Cure Research: Turning Duct Cells into Beta Cells.
- GAD-treatment of children and adolescents with recent-onset Type 1 diabetes preserves residual insulin secretion after 30 months.
- Placental leptin and its receptor genes expression in pregnancies complicated by type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Alterations in White Matter Structure in Young Children With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Do patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes really have an impaired endothelial function? A population-based propensity score matching analysis. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Magnitude and mechanisms of glucose counterregulation following islet transplantation in patients with type 1 diabetes suffering from severe hypoglycaemic episodes.
- Proliferative retinopathy in type 1 diabetes is associated with cerebral microbleeds, which is part of generalized microangiopathy.
- Total and LDL cholesterol are associated with glomerular filtration rate in normoalbuminuric type 1 diabetic patients.
- Experiences of hypoglycaemia unawareness amongst people with Type 1 diabetes: A qualitative investigation.
- Glycated haemoglobin variations in paediatric type 1 diabetes: the impact of season, gender and age.
- 'Looking for the needle in the haystack': a qualitative study of the pathway to diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Family Perceptions of Insulin Pump Adverse Events in Children and Adolescents.
- Daily insulin doses and injection frequencies of Neutral Protamine Hagedorn (NPH) insulin, insulin detemir and glargine in type 1 and type 2 diabetes: a multicenter analysis of 51 964 patients from the German/Austrian DPV-Wiss database.
- Quantitative Estimation of Insulin Sensitivity in Type 1 Diabetic Subjects Wearing a Sensor Augmented Insulin Pump.
- Maternal BMI and HDL as predictors of pregnancy outcome in women with type 1 diabetes.
- Glucose Fluctuations during Gestation: An Additional Tool for Monitoring Pregnancy Complicated by Diabetes.
- An Update on Diabetic Women Obstetrical Outcomes Linked to Preconception and Pregnancy Glycemic Profile: A Systematic Literature Review.
- Hypoglycemia associated with fluoxetine treatment in a patient with type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Inorganic and Total Arsenic Contents in Rice-Based Foods for Children with Celiac Disease.
- Health-related quality of life in children and adolescents with celiac disease: survey of a population from central Italy. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Drug absorption in celiac disease.
- What’s the difference between celiac disease and gluten sensitivity?
Legal and Legislative
- Justices Reject Appeal Over Hot Lunch for Student With Diabetes.
- Irving jail staff knew diabetic inmate had no insulin before death.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Country music icon talks about living with diabetes.
- Diabetic teen completes 30km challenge around World Islands.
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