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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. The room block is nearly full -- register and book your room soon if you plan to attend.
  2. 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. Friends For Life®: Guide to Disney World With Type 1 Diabetes.
  2. Friends for Life® 2013.
  3. Last week's poll asked readers about who is primarily responsible for their child's care. This week's poll asks readers about their relationship to type 1 diabetes.
  4. The Featured Book of the Week is Cheating Destiny by James S. Hirsch.
  5. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My ten year old frequently gets nosebleeds during the winter season. She got one while driving home from the doctor's office last week. Before grabbing a Kleenex, she grabbed a test strip. She saw me watching from the rearview mirror as she placed the test strip in her nose. Her reply to my look of confusion: "Since my nose is freely giving up the blood, I thought I could save myself a finger prick!"
  6. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your 10-year-old daughter looks at a beautiful, pinkish-purple sunset and declares, "That is so pretty! It looks like an infected site!" See more parent humor.
  7. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  8. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    In the past eight months, our young daughter has been having occasional troubling night time lows. We have been able to avoid glucagon, but she has been in a seizure-like state. Are such episodes common?
    See the answer.
  9. From the CWD Forums

  10. From the CWD Forums:
    If only I had known: Preparing for teenage years ...
  11. Studies and Surveys

  12. Going to Clara Barton Camp or Camp Joslin this summer? You can participate in the Bionic Pancreas Summer Camp Study and help bring the closed loop artificial pancreas to life.
  13. TrialNet is now offering an online and in-home screening process called Pathway 2 Prevention. Families of those living with type 1 diabetes are strongly encouraged to participate.
  14. Researchers from Palo Alto University want to hear the voices of siblings and parents of children with T1D to learn about the impact support has on their quality of life. Siblings 6-25 years are encouraged to participates, along with parents through either completing an online questionnaire or a Skype/in-person interview. For more information, email or visit
  15. Diabetes Blogs and Social Media

  16. The Friendly Skies.
  17. Diabetes Hands Foundation Expands Board of Advisors.
  18. Artificial Pancreas Beats CGM Assisted Pump.
  19. Harnessing Hypos: Glucagon As An Everyday Tool.
  20. The Fickle Future of Faster & Generic Insulins.
  21. What Prebiotics and Probiotics Have to Do With Diabetes.
  22. Insulin Injections and Buzzy the Bee®: Working Together to Alleviate Pain.
  23. Products, Services and Books

  24. Medtronic Diabetes issues important medical device safety notice regarding Medtronic Paradigm Tubing Connectors (PDF).
  25. A new Diabetes iPhone app called mySugr is now available in the U.S. This quick video explains more about mySugr and its infamous diabetes monster.
  26. Research

  27. Persistent C-peptide: what does it mean? See also C-Peptide and its career from innocent bystander to active player in diabetic atherogenesis.
  28. Why is Type 1 Diabetes Increasing?
  29. The interplay between the gut microbiota and the immune system in the mechanism of type 1 diabetes.
  30. The case for virus-induced type 1 diabetes.
  31. Effects of triple antioxidant therapy on measures of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy and on myocardial blood flow in type 1 diabetes: a randomised controlled trial.
  32. The use of intermediate endpoints in the design of type 1 diabetes prevention trials.
  33. Treating type 1 diabetes: from strategies for insulin delivery to dual hormonal control.
  34. A Mixed Mirror-image DNA/RNA Aptamer Inhibits Glucagon and Acutely Improves Glucose Tolerance in Models of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format.
  35. Daily Care

  36. Observational study of diabetes management in type 1 diabetic school-age children during holiday versus school days.
  37. A randomized trial comparing the rate of hypoglycemia-assessed using continuous glucose monitoring-in 125 preschool children with type 1 diabetes treated with insulin glargine or NPH insulin (the PRESCHOOL study).
  38. Clinical update on insulin pump therapy in combination with continuous glucose monitoring.
  39. Associations of family meal frequency with family meal habits and meal preparation characteristics among families of youth with type 1 diabetes.
  40. Health-related quality of life associated with daytime and nocturnal hypoglycaemic events: a time trade-off survey in five countries. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  41. Health Related Quality of Life among Norwegian children and adolescents with Type1 diabetes on Intensive Insulin Treatment. A population based study.
  42. Parental dyadic coping in families of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
  43. Has pancreatic damage from glucagon suppressing diabetes drugs been underplayed?
  44. Hormone replacement therapy for women with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  45. Celiac

  46. Men with celiac disease are shorter than their peers in the general population.
  47. The relationship between adiposity and stature in prepubertal children with celiac disease.
  48. Bone mineral density in adult coeliac disease: An updated review.
  49. Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity: Gastrointestinal Hip or Hype?
  50. Frustration and Isolation on GF Diet.
  51. Toronto churches offering gluten-free communion wafers.
  52. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  53. Chesterfield parents worried school unable to care for diabetic children. See also Parents concerned school unable to care for diabetic children.
  54. 5 Dads on Raising Kids With Diabetes.
  55. Genetic studies lead to clinical trial of new treatment for type 1 diabetes.
  56. Huron County's JDRF ambassador teaches SPS classmates about juvenile diabetes.
  57. UGA’s veterinary hospital offers take-home glucose monitors for diabetic pets.
  58. Got diabetes? There's an app for that. See also Nationwide Children’s Hospital Develops First Pediatric-Focused Diabetes Calculator.

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