Back to the Home Page What's New for 17 August 2011

Of Continuing Interest

    CWD Events

  1. CWD's Friends for Life UK 2011 conference, to be held at Beaumont House, Old Windsor, Berkshire from October 28-30, 2011, is currently sold out.
  2. Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology conference, to be held at at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington from November 18-20, 2011.
  3. Make plans to attend CWD's Family Support Weekend, to be held at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from December 30, 2011 - January 1, 2012.
  4. Other Stories of Continuing Interest

  5. We've begun a major web site redesign effort and I'm hoping for feedback from our audience about changes and additions to make CWD and the Forums better. If you have a couple minutes, please share your thoughts through our brief online survey.
  6. Lilly and Disney have teamed up on the Once Upon a Time Contest, to bring a family to Friends for Life Orlando 2012.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. Ellie is 14 and got a pump in June 2011.
  2. Last week's poll asked our teenage and adult readers how often they check their blood sugar before they drive. This week's poll asks parents if they have a 504 plan in place.
  3. The Featured Book of the Week is The Little Red Sports Car by Eleanor Troutt, illustrated by J. Chris Price.
  4. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    Our daughter Lauren has always been very open about her diabetes and in school, all her schoolmates are well informed about diabetes and what it means. But sometimes, the other students want in on the "diabetes action." Recently, a girl in Lauren's class raised her hand and asked to go to the nurse. When the teacher asked what was wrong, the little girl explained, "My pancreas is bothering me!"
  5. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when instead of whispering "sweet nothings" to each other in the middle of the night, you and your spouse are talking about blood sugar numbers. See more parent humor.
  6. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  7. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Sometimes my boyfriend curses and yells if I wake him during the night. Later, he remembers some of his behavior and apologizes. He thinks his actions are related to his blood sugars. What could be going on?
    See the answer.
  8. From the CWD Forums

  9. From the CWD Forums:
    Lower basal for school?
  10. Chats

  11. Join Crystal Jackson, ADA's expert on diabetes care in school, for a Back to School Chat on Monday, August 22 at 9pm Eastern in the Back to School chat room.
  12. Events

  13. DTreat Utah offers a weekend retreat for adults with type 1 diabetes ages 18 to 25 at Camp Red Cliffe in Huntsville, Utah, from August 26-28, 2011. See also DTreat Utah - August 26-28, 2011.
  14. Each year Pump Wear Offers 20 families a totally free "Caring & Sharing Weekend." This is a weekend where the chosen families come together for fun at the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne, New York. The weekend is totally free to the families chosen except for transportation there. You can recommend your family or a family you think could use a family weekend together. Forms are now available on line and must be submitted by October 31, 2011.
  15. Studies and Surveys

  16. The T1DAL study (Inducing Remission in New-onset Type 1 Diabetes with Alefacept) is seeking people with type 1, ages 16-35, who have been diagnosed in the last 3 months.
  17. Women between 12 and 20 who use an insulin pump are needed for a study to understand the experiences of female adolescents with type 1 diabetes being treated with an insulin pump and assess any commonalities between them.
  18. Kids between the ages of 12 and 17 with type 1 diabetes are needed for studies on the artificial pancreas project.
  19. Researchers from Palo Alto University are conducting a study to learn about the impact of various forms of support on quality of life for parents and siblings of children and adolescents with diabetes as well as the psychosocial effect felt by the siblings.
  20. Diabetes in School

  21. Parents of children with diabetes living in the Annapolis area and on Maryland's Eastern Shore are invited to hear Crystal Jackson present at an ADA-sponsored Back-to-School Workshop, to be held at the Talbot County Community Center in Easton, Maryland on Thursday, September 1st at 7:00 P.M. Anyone interested in attending should RSVP to Matthew Muench at ADA by e-mailing The workshop will focus on federal and state law protections, the development of written plans, and resources.
  22. The 2010 edition of Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel can help parents to ensure that their children receive the best care possible while at school. You can download the full PDF and print or share.
  23. Diabetes Blogs

  24. Diabetes Battles for Obama's / World's Attention.
  25. Diabetes Videos

  26. Harold Doran is the new DRI Foundation Chairman.
  27. Erin - Changing Diabetes is a new song from the German music group Erin.
  28. Products, Services and Books

  29. ipSOX offers insulin pump accessories that are comfortable, discreet and protective.
  30. Research

  31. Reduced Serum Vitamin D-Binding Protein Levels Are Associated With Type 1 Diabetes.
  32. Rituximab Selectively Suppresses Specific Islet Antibodies.
  33. Differentiation of PDX1 gene-modified human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells into insulin-producing cells in vitro.
  34. Surface camouflage of pancreatic islets using 6-arm-PEG-catechol in combined therapy with tacrolimus and anti-CD154 monoclonal antibody for xenotransplantation.
  35. Incidence rate trends in childhood Type 1 diabetes in Yorkshire, UK 1978-2007: effects of deprivation and age at diagnosis in the south Asian and non-south Asian populations.
  36. Daily Care

  37. Neurocognitive Outcomes in Young Adults With Early Onset Type 1 Diabetes.
  38. Prevention of Hypoglycemia by Using Low Glucose Suspend Function in Sensor-Augmented Pump Therapy.
  39. Parenting Behavior, Child Functioning, and Health Behaviors in Preadolescents with Type 1 Diabetes.
  40. Lipohypertrophy in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes and the associated factors.
  41. Celiac

  42. Lower Expression of Tight Junction Protein 1 Gene and Increased FOXP3 Expression in the Small Bowel Mucosa in Coeliac Disease and Associated Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
  43. Differences of small intestinal bacteria populations in adults and children with/without celiac disease: Effect of age, gluten diet, and disease.
  44. Celiac disease in children: a social epidemiological study in Sweden.
  45. Gluten cheating's a no-no.
  46. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  47. 'It's Not Rocket Science': LAUSD Eyes Volunteers, Not Nurses For Insulin Shots.
  48. How to handle every parent's nightmare.
  49. Program helps diabetic kids transition to insulin pumps.
  50. Parenting Style Impacts Control of Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents.
  51. Rays' Sam Fuld back at Fenway, where legend began.
  52. A headliner again at 47, Verplank in hunt at PGA.
  53. Diabetic marathoner pumped about running again.
  54. Ticats' Denson doesn’t let a little diabetes hold him back.
  55. Diamyd Shifts Away from Diabetes To Cut Costs.

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