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Upcoming CWD Conferences
Friends for Life Seattle 2019
Friends for Life Orlando 2019
Friends for Life Seattle 2019
March 29-31, 2019
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Seattle, Washington

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Friends for Life Orlando 2019
July 16-21, 2019
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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Apply for a Scholarship

Of Continuing Interest
  1. Assistance with Access to Insulin.
  2. Diabetes Patients' New Challenge, filmed at Friends for Life Orlando 2018, describes non-medical switching, where an insurer has pushed them to change insulin, pumps, meters or other medical necessities.
  3. Has your insurance company forced you to change your insulin or other diabetes care medicine or product? That's "Forced Non-Medical Switching." Share your story of forced non-medical switching at MyMedsMyChoice, a project of CWD.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. Applications for Friends for Life Orlando scholarships are online at
  2. On Sunday, January 20, CWD will be launching a completely revised web site. We're working to make this transition as smooth as possible, but some page links will be broken. We'll fix those as soon as we can. We'll also begin adding new content over the coming months that works to meet the needs of our readers. You can share your stories at . This work has been supported by a generous grant from the Lilly Grant Office.
  3. Help for People, Including Federal Employees.
  4. Last week's poll asked readers if they were in DKA at diagnosis. This week's poll asks readers if diabetes changed how well they sleep.
  5. The Featured Book of the Week is Type 1 Teens: A Guide to Managing Your Life With Diabetes by Korey Hood, PhD.
  6. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My son was at the endo yesterday and the nurse was commenting on his high readings lately. The nurse commented, "It looks like the honeymoon is over." Robbie (age 6) replied, "It can't be, I don't even have a wife yet!"
  7. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you clean the lint trap of your clothes dryer and find a bunch of test strips. 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 daughter's C-peptide has gone up since diagnosis and she was negative for antibodies. Could she have type 2 or MODY?
    See the answer.
  10. Diabetes Basics

  11. The American Diabetes Association has just published its Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes for 2019.
  12. Support, Advocacy, and Education

  13. Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) and National Diabetes Volunteer Leadership Council (NDVLC) Announce Patient-Centered State Transparency Model Legislation.
  14. Fundraising and Awareness

  15. Help fund scholarships for families to attend Friends for Life Orlando 2019.
  16. Studies, Focus Groups, and Surveys

  17. A company working on a new insulin pump system is seeking adolescents ages 12-17 with type 1 diabetes to participate in a 90-minute training session followed by a one-hour evaluation session on a new diabetes handset. The study will be conducted between Friday, Jan 18 and Tuesday, Jan 22 at a time and date of the participant's choosing at the Schlesinger Group, 711 3rd Ave 9th floor, New York, NY 10017. Participants must be able to get to the New York offices on their own. Participants will be paid $250 for their participation. We are not selling anything. Research will be on the handset interface only. Interested parties can contact Schlesinger at and ask about the Diabetes Study, or call 1800-981-3923 ext. 177.
  18. A team from the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center in Newport Beach is researching the needs of patients transitioning from pediatric to adult care. This project has been designed to understand concerns and expectations of T1D patients, their families, and providers regarding the transition process from a national sample of stakeholders. Study findings will subsequently help develop recommendations to implement a comprehensive and patient-centered transition process for emerging adults with T1D. Adults (18+) with type 1 diabetes are invited to share their experiences at, and parents of children with type 1 diabetes are invited to share their experiences at
  19. Capillary Biomedical, a start-up company funded in part by the JDRF, is working on infusion sets. Capillary Biomedical would love to learn about the challenges you face with infusion sets and how you feel about some possible improvements they are considering. Share your experiences using their infusion set survey, designed for insulin pump users and those who care for them. The goal is to include the voice of insulin pump users into the development process. For every completed survey (one per person please) Capillary Biomedical will make a donation to support Friends for Life. Also, if you choose to share your contact info at the end of the survey, you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card.
  20. Researchers affiliated with Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine are studying Parents’ Experiences with Caring for Children with Diabetes.
  21. Diabetes Videos and Podcasts

  22. A Closer Look At Omnipod DASH And Horizon With COO Bret Christensen.
  23. Diabetes in Social Media

  24. Dexcom is Excited, and Best is yet to Come.
  25. Two New Continuous Glucose Monitors in the Works.
  26. Glucose Sensors Make Diabetes Better For Me.
  27. Muddling Through Thoughts.
  28. The FDA Wants Insulin To Be Cheaper — Here’s Their Plan.
  29. Running Down a Dream.
  30. Study: Relationship Between High A1c and Psychiatric Disorders in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes.
  31. What's New in the 2019 ADA "Standards of Diabetes Care".
  32. Paying Attention to Diabetes + Thyroid Disease.
  33. From Sickness to Health with Type 1 Diabetes.
  34. Beyond Type 2 is a new resource for families living with type 2 diabetes.
  35. Research

  36. Clinically significant cognitive impairment in older adults with type 1 diabetes.
  37. Predicting Progression to Type 1 Diabetes from Ages 3 to 6 in Islet Autoantibody Positive TEDDY Children.
  38. The Clinical Case for the Integration of a Ketone Sensor as Part of a Closed Loop Insulin Pump System.
  39. Glucose Control Using a Standard Versus an Enhanced Hybrid Closed Loop System: A Randomized Crossover Study.
  40. Metabolic effects of glucagon in humans. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  41. Daily Care

  42. Overweight and obesity in type 1 diabetes equal those of the general population.
  43. Short-acting insulin analogues versus regular human insulin on postprandial glucose and hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  44. Insulin Bolus Administration in Insulin Pump Therapy: Effect of Bolus Delivery Speed on Insulin Absorption from Subcutaneous Tissue.
  45. Impact of Insulin Injection and Infusion Routines on Lipohypertrophy and Glycemic Control in Children and Adults with Diabetes.
  46. Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Trends to Facilitate Exercise in Children with Type 1 Diabetes.
  47. A Feasibility Study of Paired Continuous Glucose Monitoring Intrapartum and in the Newborn in Pregnancies Complicated by Type 1 Diabetes.
  48. The Association of Biochemical Hypoglycemia with the Subsequent Risk of a Severe Hypoglycemic Event: Analysis of the DCCT Data Set. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  49. The Association of Glycated Hemoglobin with mortality and ESKD among persons with diabetes and chronic kidney disease. See also End-stage kidney disease risk in diabetes not influences by elevated HbA1c.
  50. Impact of technology-based interventions for children and young people with type 1 diabetes on key diabetes self-management behaviours and prerequisites: a systematic review. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  51. The importance of insulin donations for children in 43 low- and middle-income countries. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  52. How effective are trained dogs at alerting their owners to changes in blood glycaemic levels?: Variations in performance of glycaemia alert dogs. Free full text available in PDF format. See also Medical detection dogs help diabetes patients regulate insulin levels and Diabetes-detection dogs help patients avoid serious blood sugar crashes, first large trial finds.
  53. Celiac

  54. Microbial Transglutaminase Is Immunogenic and Potentially Pathogenic in Pediatric Celiac Disease. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  55. Exposure to Different Amounts of Dietary Gluten in Patients with Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS): An Exploratory Study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  56. Legal, Legislative, and Policy

  57. Sanofi and Novo Nordisk press ahead with US insulin prices rises.
  58. Federal worker forced to ration insulin because of government shutdown.
  59. Diabetic Alaskans want government accountability as insulin prices skyrocket.
  60. Fargo families and legislators team up to tackle rising insulin prices.
  61. Diabetics forced to chose between insulin or putting food on the table as prices soar.
  62. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  63. BC Transit apologizes for driver denying diabetic teen a snack.
  64. Diagnosed: Teachers’ Misunderstanding Diabetes Can Be Deadly For Diabetic Students.
  65. Dexcom tops revenue forecast as demand grows for wearable glucose monitors.
  66. How a 'regulatory dead zone' may be holding up copycat insulin.
  67. The Strange Marketplace for Diabetes Test Strips.
  68. Artificial Sweeteners, Not Good, Not Bad.

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