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Of Continuing Interest

    CWD Events

  1. Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology conference at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Crystal City, Virginia, from February 1-3, 2013. Family scholarships are available from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation.
  2. Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life Canada 2013 conference, to be held at the Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre, Toronto, Canada, from March 8-10, 2013.
  3. Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life: UK 2013 conference, to be held at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland from 5-7 April, 2013. Family scholarships are available from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation.
  4. 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.
  5. Other Stories of Continuing Interest

  6. Insulindependence is now accepting applications for its 2012-2013 Junior Captain program. This is an exceptional opportunity for young people, ages 9-18, with type 1 diabetes.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. Last week's poll asked readers how much time they spend each day on diabetes related tasks. This week's poll asks readers how often they get an error message when they check their blood sugar.
  2. The Featured Book of the Week is Help With The Hard Stuff by Lauren W. Tolle, PhD, and William T. O'Donohue, PhD.
  3. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    I have 8 month old non-diabetic granddaughter who's sister has type 1 diabetes. The baby was transitioning from Stage 1 babyfood to starting on table food. At dinner the other day, my daughter opened a container of baby food and looked concerned as she stirred it. She asked me if I thought it looked bad because it was lumpy. I bent over the container and asked my daughter, "Is it Type 1?" What I meant to say was Stage 1.
  4. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your 16-year-old child with diabetes decides to leave syringes and Lantus out for Santa and his reindeer. See more parent humor.
  5. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  6. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    For the past several months, I have been experiencing hypoglycemic unawareness. Is this a form of neuropathy? If so, what is the cure? Is it exacerbated by alcohol? Does food or diet help one become more sensitive?
    See the answer.
  7. From the CWD Forums

  8. From the CWD Forums:
    She thinks she's different
  9. Studies and Surveys

  10. Are you the spouse or partner of someone with type 1 diabetes? The Behavioral Diabetes Institute is developing the first ever, Web-based program to address the emotional stresses of spouses and partners just like you. But we need your help! To develop this program, we need partners to complete an online, anonymous, 15 – 20 minute questionnaire. We will use these results to help us understand how partners are struggling and how we can help. These findings will then be used to build the final online program. When completed in early 2013, this program will be available to partners all over the world at no cost. If you might be willing to participate, please go to for further information.
  11. Parents are invited to participate in a brief online survey about the affect of the legal system on the health care provided to students with type 1 diabetes in public elementary and middle schools.
  12. Parents and kids are invited to participate in an anonymous online survey about their experiences at school. The research is being conducted by a 3rd year medical student at Ohio University, and is a follow on to a previously published work in this area. The parents' survey is at and the the children's survey is at
  13. Diabetes Blogs and Social Media

  14. Children with Diabetes, You Are My True Inspiration.
  15. I Shouldn’t Be Here . . . .
  16. Dexcom G4: The Airport.
  17. Traveling With Diabetes.
  18. Diabetes Videos

  19. Type 1 Diabetes Updates by Dr. Anita Swamy offers a great update on current type 1 diabetes research.
  20. Research

  21. Reversal of diabetes in mice with a bioengineered islet implant incorporating a type I collagen hydrogel and sustained release of vascular endothelial growth factor.
  22. Rotavirus acceleration of murine type 1 diabetes is associated with a T helper 1-dependent specific serum antibody response and virus effects in regional lymph nodes.
  23. Engineering antigens for in situ erythrocyte binding induces T-cell deletion. Free full text available in PDF format. See also Autoimmune Disease: Retraining White Blood Cells.
  24. Does modern high standard life style cause Type 1 diabetes in children?
  25. Primary and secondary prevention of Type 1 diabetes.
  26. Role of immune system modulation in prevention of type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  27. Daily Care

  28. Type 1 Diabetes Treatment Beyond Insulin: Role of GLP-1 Analogs.
  29. Insulin Pump Therapy Is Associated with Less Post-Exercise Hyperglycemia than Multiple Daily Injections: An Observational Study of Physically Active Type 1 Diabetes Patients.
  30. Implications of new European Union driving regulations for patients with Type 1 diabetes who participated in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial.
  31. Insulin analogues for type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents.
  32. Do European people with type 1 diabetes consume a high atherogenic diet? 7-year follow-up of the EURODIAB Prospective Complications Study.
  33. Differences in marital communication and parental attitudes between parents of healthy children and parents of children with type 1 diabetes.
  34. Glucose control during labour in diabetic women.
  35. Postpregnancy Glycemic Control and Weight Changes in Type 1 Diabetic Women.
  36. Comparison of Optimised MDI versus Pumps with or without Sensors in Severe Hypoglycaemia (the Hypo COMPaSS trial).
  37. Celiac

  38. Age-related patterns in clinical presentations and gluten-related issues among children and adolescents with celiac disease.
  39. Prevalence of celiac disease: a multicenter trial in pediatric population from five urban districts of Argentina. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  40. Six Facts Everyone Should Know About Celiac Disease.
  41. Awareness of gluten-free diets and celiac disease on the rise.
  42. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  43. RYAN REED: Race against Type 1 diabetes must not end with a red flag.
  44. Type 1 Diabetic Running Across the Country.
  45. Doctors note increase in type 1 diabetes in children.
  46. Press Releases

  47. FDA Clearance for the New OmniPod System.

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