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Of Continuing Interest

    CWD Events

  1. Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2013 conference, to be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort from July 9-14, 2013. Note that sessions begin on Wednesday, July 10. Scholarships for families who have children with type 1, adults with type 1 or LADA and their families, and young adults with type 1, are available from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation.
  2. Other Stories of Continuing Interest

  3. Applications for the 2013 Diabetes Scholars Foundation College Scholarships are now online. Applications must be received by May 15, 2013.
  4. Coming to Friends for Life: Orlando 2013? You can help the Diabetes Scholars Foundation by attending their fundraiser, Making Magic For Many, on the evening of Saturday, July 13th.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. Abbott has initiated a voluntary recall of FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Meters in the United States.
  2. Life with Type 1 Diabetes is from Lilly and Disney.
  3. Lauren is 14 and had a blood sugar of over 1,000 when she was diagnosed.
  4. Last week's poll asked readers what they think is the hardest part of diabetes. This week's poll asks readers how they chose the blood glucose meter that they use most often.
  5. The Featured Book of the Week is The Ultimate Guide to Accurate Carb Counting by Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE.
  6. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    I came downstairs one afternoon and my son Max (age 10, dx 4 years ago) said, "Mom, I was 28!" I said "Oh my gosh (panic rising in my throat), did you get some juice? Do you need help?" "No," he said. "Not my blood sugar! 28 was my Wii Fit age!"
  7. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your d-daughter knows the Girl Scout cookies with the fewest carbs per cookie and uses that in her sales pitch to everyone---diabetic or not! See more parent humor.
  8. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  9. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My teen daughter's A1c was 9%, the highest it's ever been. She has school related stress, mood swings, fatigue. Also, her face is a bit puffy and she doesn't feel "right." What do you recommend we do?
    See the answer.
  10. From the CWD Forums

  11. From the CWD Forums:
    New to pumping, having problems
  12. Diabetes Camps

  13. Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. We've updated our list of camps to help you find a camp near you.
  14. Advocacy

  15. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) believes that students with diabetes should be able to receive the diabetes care they need, whether blood glucose monitoring or insulin and glucagon administration, in their home school, even if they are not yet able to provide that care themselves. Unfortunately, some school districts believe that the only way to provide this care where there is no school nurse at the childís home school is to require the child to transfer to a school where there is a full time nurse. ADA has heard that several school districts in the state of Alabama are using this approach, and is very interested in finding families who have experienced this and working to end this practice. If you have a child in public school in Alabama and have been asked to or forced to transfer your child to a different school in order to receive diabetes care, or have had to go to school to provide care yourself to avoid such a forced transfer, ADA would love to hear from you. Please sent an e-mail to Crystal Jackson at and let ADA know your story.
  16. Studies and Surveys

  17. Researchers from Cambridge University Department of Paediatrics in the UK are looking for women with type 1 diabetes, ages 16-35, for help in a research study on estrogen and type 1 diabetes.
  18. Researchers from the University of Connecticut Health Center want to learn about dogs that help people with diabetes. You are invited to take part in this study if you have diabetes and have had a dog that can detect sugar levels.
  19. Diabetes Blogs and Social Media

  20. The Name Game.
  21. I have a disease Ė itís called diabetes.
  22. Whatís Next for Diabetes Social Media Summits?
  23. NewsFlash: Animas Vibe Finally Submitted to FDA!
  24. Products, Services and Books

  25. JDRF Announces New Outreach Kit to Support Adults Newly Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
  26. Sanofi US announces the 2013 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge.
  27. Research

  28. Feasibility of Adjacent Insulin Infusion and Continuous Glucose Monitoring via the Medtronic Combo-Set.
  29. The Effects of Inpatient Hybrid Closed-Loop Therapy Initiated Within 1 Week of Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis Diabetes Research in Children Network (DirecNet) and Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Study Groups.
  30. Model-Based Sensor-Augmented Pump Therapy.
  31. Stable liquid glucagon formulations for rescue treatment and bi-hormonal closed-loop pancreas.
  32. How do childhood diagnoses of type 1 diabetes cluster in time? Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  33. The role of vitamin d deficiency in the incidence, progression, and complications of type 1 diabetes mellitus. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  34. Stem Cell Therapy to Cure Type 1 Diabetes: From Hype to Hope.
  35. Genetically reprogrammed, liver-derived insulin-producing cells are glucose-responsive, but susceptible to autoimmune destruction in settings of murine model of type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  36. Influence of Erythropoietin on Cognitive Performance during Experimental Hypoglycemia in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Cross-Over Trial. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  37. The role of leptin in the control of insulin-glucose axis. Free full text available in HTML and PDF (via link) formats.
  38. Daily Care

  39. Clinical Implications and Economic Impact of Accuracy Differences among Commercially Available Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems.
  40. Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Evidence and Consensus Statement for Clinical Use.
  41. Acceptability and Utility of the mySentry Remote Glucose Monitoring System.
  42. Analysis of a Remote System to Closely Monitor Glycemia and Insulin Pump Delivery-Is This the Beginning of a Wireless Transformation in Diabetes Management?
  43. Skin Autofluorescence Reflects Integration of Past Long-Term Glycemic Control in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes.
  44. Internet Psycho-Education Programs Improve Outcomes in for Youth With Type 1 Diabetes.
  45. Should more attention be paid to school performance in children and adolescents with diabetes?
  46. Patterns of self-management in pediatric type 1 diabetes predict level of glycemic control 2 years later.
  47. Pregnancy in women with type 1 diabetes: Have the goals of St. Vincent's declaration been met concerning fetal and neonatal complications?
  48. Celiac

  49. A subset of anti-rotavirus antibodies directed against the viral protein VP7 predicts the onset of celiac disease and induces typical features of the disease in the intestinal epithelial cell line T84.
  50. Eat. Taste. Live. is an online, interactive, gluten-free cooking resource for families living with celiac.
  51. Baking Gluten-Free: Why Is My Bread All Crumbly?
  52. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  53. Local biotech entrepreneur showcasing developing diabetes therapy at D.C. conference is about Sensulin LLC, which is developing a "smart" insulin that releases in response to glucose concentrations.
  54. Service dog helps Monarch Academy teacher monitor her diabetes.
  55. Conacher overcomes diabetes to reach NHL.
  56. Family health: Normal, active life can be lead with type 1 diabetes.

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