Of Continuing Interest
- CWD's Friends for Life Orlando 2014 will be held at the Marriott World Center Resort in Orlando, Florida, from July 1-6, 2014.
- If you are coming to Friends for Life Orlando 2014 and are interested in diabetes advocacy, consider signing up for the MasterLab Diabetes Advocates all-day diabetes advocacy summit. Registered participants in FFL can register for the MasterLab for FREE using the discount code FFL2014.
- Pump trials, TrialNet screening, celiac screening, and retinal screening are available at Friends for Life 2014.
- Coming to Friends for Life Orlando 2014? Please join your friends at the Diabetes Scholars Foundation's Party Polynesian Style Fundraiser.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Anaheim 2014 conference, to be held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California, from October 24-26, 2014.
New This Week
- Last week's poll asked our readers if they have a diabetes emergency kit prepared. This week's poll asks our readers if they or their child has been tested for celiac.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle by Thea Cooper and Arthur Ainsberg.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Our youngest group of campers at Camp Koral Kids in Coral Springs, Florida are 5 and 6 years old, but have the wit and wisdom of adults. Diabetes education is an important component of camp and we try to incorporate it in all we do. When quizzing the little ones on diabetes concepts we get all kinds of great responses, but the best one by far was their response to the question of what we check for when our blood sugar is above 240. Their group response was "PEE-tones"! Kind of sums it all up, huh?
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your daughter asks, "Can I get some ketchup to go with my test strips?" instead of her chicken strips. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My daughter has been running high both in mornings and evenings. She is on Humulin 70/30. What do you recommend? My youngest son was just diagnosed, but I don't want to start him on insulin. What should I do?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Swimming with Dexcom
Studies and Surveys
- CWD readers are invited to participate in a survey on new insulin pump concepts being conducted by a diabetes-focused research company. Participants must be either using an insulin pump or on multiple daily injections of insulin. As a token of their appreciation, the research company will be making a donation to the online diabetes community of your choice. Please see the survey for more information.
Diabetes in School
- Pennsylvania School Diabetes Care Legislation Now Pending - Legislation that would allow for school staff to be trained to help with routine or emergency care when the school nurse is not present is pending in the legislature. If you would like additional information or would like to be involved, please contact Crystal Jackson at the American Diabetes Association at [email protected]
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- A Lesson for Public Spending Scrooges on Kids' Diabetes Health.
- Patient-Led Conferences Taking the Diabetes Community by Storm.
- Glycated hemoglobin variability and retinopathy progression in type 1 diabetes: Is month‐to‐month instability a better predictor? Free full text available in PDF format.
- Auditory neuropathy in individuals with Type 1 diabetes.
- The trajectory of IGF-1 across age and duration of type 1 diabetes.
- Many faces of monogenic diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Control of IBMIR in Neonatal Porcine Islet Xenotransplantation in Baboons.
- Recovery of Hypoglycemia Awareness in Long-Standing Type 1 Diabetes: A Multicenter 2 × 2 Factorial Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Insulin Pump With Multiple Daily Injections and Continuous With Conventional Glucose Self-Monitoring (HypoCOMPaSS).
- Symptoms of emotional, behavioral, and social difficulties in the danish population of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes - results of a national survey. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Transition from pediatric to adult care. Eight years after the transition from pediatric to adult diabetes care: metabolic control, complications and associated diseases.
- Diurnal variation of carbohydrate insulin ratio in adult type 1 diabetic patients treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Increase in physical activity is associated with lower HbA1c levels in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Results from a cross-sectional study based on the Swedish pediatric diabetes quality registry (SWEDIABKIDS).
- A randomized controlled trial of an internet-based mentoring program for type 1 diabetes patients with inadequate glycemic control. See also Internet-Based Mentoring Program for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Metabolic implications when employing heavy pre- and post-exercise rapid-acting insulin reductions to prevent hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetes patients: a randomised clinical trial.
- Osteocalcin levels are inversely associated with HbA1c and BMI in adult subjects with long-standing type 1 diabetes.
- HbA1c can be a useful glycemic control marker for patients with neonatal diabetes mellitus older than 20 weeks of age.
- The consequences of failure to achieve targets of guidelines for prevention and treatment of diabetic complications in patients with type 1 diabetes.
- AACE: Off Label Use for Liraglutide in Type 1's.
- Association of Maternal Education, Early Infections, and Antibiotic Use With Celiac Disease: A Population-Based Birth Cohort Study in Northeastern Italy.
- Histopathological findings in the oral mucosa of celiac patients.
- DHA Serum Levels Were Significantly Higher in Celiac Disease Patients Compared to Healthy Controls and Were Unrelated to Depression. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Prevalence of celiac disease in cirrhosis and outcome of cirrhosis on a gluten free diet: A prospective study.
- Sensitive To Gluten? A Carb In Wheat May Be The Real Culprit.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Sleeping Without Fear.
- Charity says diabetes patients in NI denied equipment.
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