Of Continuing Interest
- For those families interested in participating in CWD's Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2009 conference, please make your room reservations and send in your conference registration forms as soon as possible. CWD has expanded the room block and meeting space to acccommodate all those who wish to join us! This beachfront venue is entirely renovated and just beautiful! Hotel reservations close on November 28.
- Make plans now to attend CWD's Focus on Best Practices: Marco Island 2009 conference, to be held at the Marco Island Marriott Resort in Marco Island, Florida from January 1-4, 2009.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Pumping: Toronto 2009 conference, to be held at the Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from March 6-8, 2009.
- Make plans now to attend CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2009 conference, to be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida from July 7-12, 2009.
- CWD's first Friends for Life UK conference will be held at the Beaumont House, Old Windsor, Berkshire from August 14-16, 2009.
- Visit Diabetes Handprint to submit the word in your hand. For every word submitted, OneTouch will donate $5 up to a maximum of $250,000 for the Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA) to support children's diabetes camps and to Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) to support adult diabetes conferences. See also Annoucement about DiabetesHandprint.com and OneTouch® Teams With Online Diabetes Community To Launch Global Diabetes Handprint Project.
- The Diabetes HOWTM Coalition brings together multiple members of the diabetes community – patients and their loved ones, health care professionals, diabetes and public health organizations, and businesses – in an effort to inspire action at the community level that will improve the quality of life for people living with and at risk for diabetes. Tell us about initiatives that improve quality of life for people with diabetes taking place in your community so that others can learn from your experiences.
New This Week
- The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is offering family scholarships to attend CWD's Chicago 2009 - Focus on Technology conference.
- Last week's poll asked readers how much time they spend each day on diabetes-related tasks. This week's poll asks readers what they use to record blood glucose values.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Type 1 Diabetes: A Guide for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults -- and Their Caregivers by Ragnar Hanas, M.D.
- Exercise for the Nintendo® Generation is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My six-year-old son who was diagnosed at 23 months was asking me about DKA. I explained to him that DKA happens when you don't get enough insulin. I also told him that the only time he'd ever been in DKA was when he was first diagnosed because he wasn't getting any insulin at all since we didn't know he had diabetes. He looked at me sternly and said, "Mom! You should have looked at my i.d. bracelet!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when everyone in the family says they are "low" instead of hungry! See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Despite decreasing his Lantus dose, my son has been experiencing low blood sugars for several days. He has been struggling with a cold for six weeks. Are the lows related to the cold? Could it be from a late honeymoon?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
When do you bolus?
Surveys and Studies
- Researchers at Northwestern University are seeking participants in a study called Prevent Risks by Early interVEntion at Nighttime in Type 1 diabetes for Kidney Disease (PREVENTKD).
- The University of Florida is studying Neulasta in patients with new onset type 1 diabetes.
- Nemours is running a survey of parents of kids (up to age 18) with type 1 diabetes to understand how they learn about the potential long-term health risks of diabetes.
- The Protégé Study seeks people aged 8 to 35 years with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.
Products and Books
- FDA Reports Nationwide Recall of Mislabeled ReliOn Insulin Syringes. See also Medical Device Recall – ReliOn 31 gauge 1 cc syringes with lot number 813900.
- Completely Novel Action Of Insulin Unveiled. The scientific paper is CaMKII-Mediated Phosphorylation of the Myosin Motor Myo1c Is Required for Insulin-Stimulated GLUT4 Translocation in Adipocytes.
- A 10-year (1996-2005) prospective study of the incidence of Type 1 diabetes in Moscow in the age group 0-14 years.
- Vitamin D and diabetic nephropathy.
- Evaluation of adiponectin level in children and adolescents with diabetes type 1.
- Distinct autoantibodies against exocrine pancreatic antigens in European patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and non-alcoholic chronic pancreatitis.
- The influence of diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2 on the thickness, shape, and equivalent refractive index of the human crystalline lens.
- Improvements in cognition, mood and behaviour following commencement of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a pilot study.
- Used of oral antidiabetic agents in pediatric patients - own observations.
- Glycaemic control and diabetes care utilization in young adults with Type 1 diabetes.
- Longitudinal screening of serum lipids in children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes in a UK clinic population.
- Cardiac arrhythmia and nocturnal hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetes-the 'dead in bed' syndrome revisited.
- Parenting, autonomy and self-care of adolescents with Type 1 diabetes.
- Characteristics of Diabetics with Poor Glycemic Control Who Achieve Good Control. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Self-perceived oral health and salivary proteins in children with type 1 diabetes.
- Glycemia and cardiovascular disease in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Thyroid peroxidase antibodies in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes: Impact on thyroid function, metabolic control and pregnancy outcome.
- Infectious associations of Celiac disease.
- A prospective evaluation of endoscopic markers for identifying celiac disease in patients with high and low probability of having the disease.
- Electrochemical Immunosensor for Detection of Celiac Disease Toxic Gliadin in Foodstuff. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Disney Trying to Cure Hannah Montana Diabetes Plot. See also Parents who previewed it tell the real reason Disney yanked Hannah Montana's episode about diabetes and The Truth About the 'Hannah Montana' Diabetes Episode.
- Former Miss America Nicole Johnson Takes Action for Type 1 Diabetes Research.
- Jay Cutler didn't plan on being a role model. Now he has no choice.
- Coker soccer player wants no sympathy, only wins.
- UCLA walk-on Mann not fazed by diabetes.
- Making kids' lives easier.
- New technology aids those who take insulin.
- Dreaming of a sweet Christmas.
- Lifetime of lessons from diabetes.
- Researchers examining how insulin pumps impact lives.
- "Diabetes Dad" Tom Karlya Rejoins Diabetes Research Institute Foundation; Longs to fulfill promise of a cure for his daughter, others with diabetes.
- Former Miss America Nicole Johnson Takes Action for Type 1 Diabetes Research; Promotes advance screening and clinical research available nationwide.
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