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Of Continuing Interest

  1. 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.
  2. Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Chicago 2009 conference, to be held at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel in Chicago, Illinois from April 24-26, 2009.
  3. 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.
  4. Make plans now to attend CWD's Friends for Life UK, to be held at the Beaumont House, Old Windsor, Berkshire from August 14-16, 2009.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. Last week's poll asked readers if the economic downturn has impacted their ability to pay for diabetes care. This week's poll asks readers what they do with infusion set tubing.
  2. The Featured Book of the Week is Enlightened Kosher Cooking by Nechama Cohen.
  3. Our Report from the Diabetes Technology Meeting 2008 is Worth a Look.
  4. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My daughter, who is now 10, was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 3. About a year after her diagnoses, we were at a restaurant with relatives and had gone into the bathroom for her shot. My daughter's 6 year old cousin accompanied us and as some women started to enter the bathroom, she yelled, "Don't worry, we're just doing shots in here!"
  5. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your husband's beeper goes off and the first thing you check is the insulin pump. See more parent humor.
  6. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  7. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Can you tell me the latest on the closed loop pump?
    See the answer.
  8. From the CWD Forums

  9. From the CWD Forums:
    Does your Endo check you child's feet?
  10. Surveys and Studies

  11. Cincinnati Children's Hospital is seeking families with a child aged 9-11 who has had type 1 diabetes for at least a year to learn about how families manage diabetes day-to-day (PDF).
  12. 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).
  13. The University of Florida is studying Neulasta in patients with new onset type 1 diabetes.
  14. 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.
  15. The Protégé Study seeks people aged 8 to 35 years with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.
  16. From the Diabetes Blogosphere

  17. If George Bailey Had Diabetes.
  18. One year.
  19. Research

  20. The "Metabolic Memory": Is More than Just Tight Glucose Control Necessary to Prevent Diabetic Complications? Free full text available in PDF format.
  21. Dysregulation of lipid and amino acid metabolism precedes islet autoimmunity in children who later progress to type 1 diabetes. See also VTT - New scientific knowledge on juvenile diabetes: Metabolic disturbances indicate progress of the disease even years in advance.
  22. Poorly controlled type 1 diabetes is associated with altered glutathione homeostasis in adolescents: apparent resistance to N-acetylcysteine supplementation.
  23. Long-term trends in the incidence of type 1 diabetes in Denmark: the seasonal variation changes over time.
  24. Subcutaneous transplantation of embryonic pancreas for correction of type 1 diabetes.
  25. A Novel Non-invasive Breath Test Method For Screening Persons At Risk For Diabetes.
  26. Daily Care

  27. Hyperglycemia not hypoglycemia alters neuronal dendrites and impairs spatial memory.
  28. Glycemic index, postprandial glycemia, and the shape of the curve in healthy subjects: analysis of a database of more than 1000 foods.
  29. Rapid weight gain in children soon after diagnosis of type 1 diabetes: is there room for concern?
  30. Children With Diabetes At Increased Risk For Developing Eating Disorders.
  31. The Wisconsin Epidemiologic Study of Diabetic Retinopathy: XXII the twenty-five-year progression of retinopathy in persons with type 1 diabetes.
  32. Prolonged effect of intensive therapy on the risk of retinopathy complications in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus: 10 years after the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial.
  33. Diabetes and Its Complications and Their Relationship with Risk of Fractures in Type 1 and 2 Diabetes.
  34. Effect of a Low–Glycemic Index or a High–Cereal Fiber Diet on Type 2 Diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. See also Low-Sugar Diet Better for Glycemic Control Than High Intake of Cereal Fiber.
  35. Celiac

  36. Shared and Distinct Genetic Variants in Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  37. Legal and Legislative

  38. Your Turn: Training for insulin injections at schools an idea whose time has come.
  39. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  40. The Barbara Davis Center: Cutting edge.
  41. Norco student delivers research report to diabetes experts.
  42. Albany's Eddie Delaney over comes disability to become a star.
  43. Bonded by blood - Valley students take charge of their diabetes.
  44. Former Olympic swimmer has new race to find diabetes cure.
  45. B.J. Crombeen overcomes diabetes for St. Louis Blues.
  46. Diabetes doesn't stop teenager.
  47. Parents encouraged to learn about diabetes warning signs.
  48. Nick Jonas and Bayer Diabetes Care Design Diabetes Dog Tags to Unite People Touched by the Disease. See also Nick's Dogtags.
  49. Breakthrough diabetes research may be closest thing to a cure [VIDEO].
  50. Child's huffing and puffing: juvenile diabetes unmasked.
  51. Diabetic teenager found dead in bed.
  52. Use the Internet, but include your doctor in the mix.
  53. Press Releases

  54. American Diabetes Association Announces Retirement of Chief Scientific & Medical Officer, Dr. Richard Kahn.
  55. Joslin Research Finds Nearly Three-quarters of Youths with Diabetes Insufficient in Vitamin D.
  56. U of M receives $40 million for type 1 diabetes research.
  57. MannKind Corporation to Review Positive Results From Final Two Pivotal Phase 3 Clinical Studies in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. See also Inhaled insulin back in limelight with MannKind's Afresa.

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