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Of Continuing Interest

  1. Readers are encouraged to participate in the 2010 DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge. Three $7,000 Grand Prizes will be awarded.
  2. Applications for the 2010 College Scholarships from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation are now online. At least seventeen $5,000 scholarships will be awarded. Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2010. This is a one-month extension.
  3. Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2010 International Conference, to be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida from June 29 – July 4, 2010. The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is offering family scholarships for CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2010 conference.
  4. Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life Canada: Vancouver 2010 conference, to be held at the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside in Vancouver, BC, Canada from August 27-29, 2010. The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is offering family scholarships for CWD's Friends for Life Canada: Vancouver 2010 conference.
  5. Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Charlotte 2010, to be held at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina, from September 3-5, 2010. The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is offering family scholarships for CWD's Focus on Technology: Charlotte 2010 conference.
  6. Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life: UK 2010 Conference, to be held at the Beaumont House Hotel and Conference Venue in Old Windsor, Berkshire, England from October 29-31, 2010. The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is offering family scholarships for CWD's Friends for Life: UK 2010 conference.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. Animas issues Important Information about the OneTouch® PingTM Glucose Management System and the Animas® 2020 Insulin Pump.
  2. It's a War: The story of two brave heroes in the fight against diabetes.
  3. The Friends for Life: Orlando 2010 schedules for Parents and Adults and Youth are now online. We will have focus group information and sign up forms online in the coming weeks.
  4. Last week's poll asked pump users about which infusion sets they use. This week's poll asks readers how often they check blood sugars during the middle of the night.
  5. The Featured Book of the Week is The Ultimate Guide to Accurate Carb Counting by Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE.
  6. Exercise for the Nintendo Generation is Worth a Look.
  7. The Family Support Network has over 4,500 families from all 50 states and 84 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.
  8. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My wife Brenda recently had a birthday. Laura sent an email to the parents list saying "Brenda is 48" which triggered a bunch of "Oh my you're low!" responses rather than "Happy birthday" notes. The best responses were "Hypo Birthday Brenda!" and "have lots of cake - you won't be 48 anymore."
  9. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your seven year old announces at school that he has lost his "site" and his classmates think he has gone blind! See more parent humor.
  10. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  11. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Both my husband and older son have type 1. Our infant son doesn't have the high risk genes. Is there still a higher probability than the general population that he might get type 1?
    See the answer.
  12. From the CWD Forums

  13. From the CWD Forums:
    How discrete are you giving shots/tesing in public?
  14. Advocacy and Support

  15. The Diabetes Hands Foundation recently announced the Diabetes Advocates program in direct collaboration with This not-for-profit program pools the resources of its members (diabetes bloggers and diabetes online communities with a focus on diabetes advocacy) in a co-op way to do promotional activities that are too difficult or expensive to do independently. To extend the reach of the members in 2010, the program's activities include hosting a booth at the AADE conference, conducting a media outreach campaign and creating a diabetes speaker's/writer's bureau. For more details, please visit
  16. Studies and Surveys

  17. A team from the University of Michigan is conduction a survey on parents' perceptions of their child's independence in caring for their type 1 diabetes at school and the amount of support (alliance) that parents perceive they receive from the school.
  18. Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina are looking for teenage drivers with type 1 diabetes between the ages of 16-19 and their parents to participate in an online study about how diabetes affects driving in teens. The survey is anonymous, which means that no one will know your answers but YOU. For more information and to complete the survey, please choose the appropriate survey:

    1. Survey for teens
    2. Survey for parents

  19. Diabetes Blogs

  20. Health Care Reform: How Does it Affect People with Diabetes?
  21. FDA Hearings on Blood Glucose Meters – An Advocate's Perspective.
  22. Several bloggers responded to last week's FDA panel meeting about blood glucose meter accuracy, including Tell the FDA +/- 20% Is Not "Good Enough" ... Today!, Accuracy in Glucose Meters, Meters= Diabetes GPS System, and What is Accuracy?
  23. Traveling with diabetes is USUALLY easy recounts an unexplected, unpleasant travel experience.
  24. Jobs

  25. Wanted for Summer 2010: Summer Camp Counselor With Type 1 Diabetes and/or experience with insulin pump therapy.
  26. Products and Books

  27. myabetic offers fashionable, functional diabetes carrying cases.
  28. Research

  29. Novel Use of Glucagon in a Closed-Loop System for Prevention of Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes.
  30. Vitamin D and Diabetes.
  31. Alterations in Retinal Microvascular Geometry in Young Type 1 Diabetes.
  32. High-Normal Serum Uric Acid Increases Risk of Early Declining Renal Function In Type 1 Diabetes: Results of 6-year Follow-up.
  33. Do statins delay the incidence of ESRD in diabetic patients with moderate CKD?
  34. Daily Care

  35. The Cost-Effectiveness of Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Type 1 Diabetes.
  36. Relation of stressful life events to metabolic control among adolescents with diabetes: 5-year longitudinal study.
  37. The shape of the metabolic memory of HbA(1c): re-analysing the DCCT with respect to time-dependent effects.
  38. The Role of Adjunctive Exenatide Therapy in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes.
  39. Celiac

  40. Gluten sensitivity: from gut to brain.
  41. Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic.
  42. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  43. Our Journey to Hope and Beyond.
  44. The Story of GAD.
  45. Akron: Children's Hospital tests diabetes vaccine.
  46. Diabetic racer Kimball has 'bionic' drive to win.
  47. THS junior helps others fight diabetes.
  48. In the Zone: D-Y's Miller a success story.
  49. Oakland A's: Taylor a role model while battling through disease.
  50. Fuld running down big league dream; Diabetes can't stop Cubs outfielder from competing for job.
  51. Diabetes presents challenges for athletes.
  52. Pro Bowling: Diabetes can't derail bowler's tour dreams.
  53. Press Releases

  54. Diamyd Granted Orphan Drug Designation in the US.

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