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Of Continuing Interest

    CWD Events

  1. Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life Orlando 2014, to be held at the Marriott World Center Resort in Orlando, Florida, from July 1-6, 2014. Conference registration is now open.
  2. Other Stories of Continuing Interest

  3. As December 6, 2013, Children with Diabetes is no longer a part of Johnson & Johnson. Moving forward, CWD will operate as an Ohio-based not-for-profit corporation.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. The Children with Diabetes Forums have been migrated to a new hosting service. As part of this migration, the forum software will be updated to the latest version, which supports mobile access and provides personal blog space, among many other enhancements. Forum users may experience brief periods of read-only access during this transition.
  2. Last week's poll asked our readers if they usually commemorate their diagnosis date. This week's poll asks our readers if their diabetes team charges to fill out school or driver's license forms.
  3. The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes Through the Looking Glass: Seeing diabetes from your child's perspective by Dr Rachel Besser.
  4. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    I had just come in from cleaning the inside window of the car my daughter drives. She's had diabetes for over 14 years and recently started driving. When I came in, my wife asked, "Were you showing Marissa how to check the glucose level in the car?" I think she meant oil level.
  5. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your refrigerator magnets are from your endo, your diabetes supplier, your insurance company, and your pump manufacturer. See more parent humor.
  6. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  7. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Diagnosed 16 months ago, my son no longer needs insulin. Is it common to have a honeymoon this long after diagnosis?
    See the answer.
  8. From the CWD Forums

  9. From the CWD Forums:
    Basal Needs Doubled - how do you know if Temp?
  10. Studies and Surveys

  11. The TrialNet Pathway to Prevention Study offers screening at no charge to relatives of people with type 1 diabetes. The screening can identify risk for type 1 diabetes years before symptoms appear. Those at increased risk may be able to join research studies testing ways to prevent the disease. Others can continue to be monitored for the earliest signs of type 1 diabetes, which can prevent serious symptoms. To find a TrialNet location, request a test kit, or learn more, visit
  12. Parents of Children and Teenagers Between Ages 8-16 with Type 1 Diabetes for at least six months are needed to Participate in a Study on the relationship between any parental stress in caring for a child with Type 1 Diabetes.
  13. There are numerous families who suffered the missed diagnosis by their doctor of their child's type 1 diabetes, resulting in hardships and even death. Under a project called A Child's Cry for Change, an attempt is being made to change this trend. The goal is to amass a large number of these missed diagnosis stories and present them to leadership in medicine, health agencies, and government in the hopes that change occurs; the very least being the administration of a urine test (ideally a blood test). We are seeking families to send us their missed diagnosis stories without naming the physician or treating facility. Please send your email, including your name and address, to: Tom Karlya, (aka DiabetesDad) at . In the subject line please write: My Diagnosis Story. Thank you. Together we can make a difference.
  14. General Diabetes Information

  15. Learning About Diabetes offers many free educational documents, including a new one about the glycemic index.
  16. Diabetes Blogs and Social Media

  17. Until There Is a Cure.
  18. Guest Post: Someone Who Understands.
  19. Power of Patient Communities.
  20. Beam Me Up, Bluetooth Meters: Test Driving the VerioSync & iHealth BG5.
  21. Thanks FDA.
  22. A patient I will always remember.
  23. My Experience With Medtronic's Enlite CGM System.
  24. Products, Services and Books

  25. 18 Month Use of Medtronic Enlite - Comparison with DexCom G4: CGM sensor evaluation by Guy Vanstraelen, PhD, offers one person's perspective on these two continuous glucose monitoring systems.
  26. Research

  27. Effect of intraperitoneal insulin administration on IGF1 and IGFBP1 in type 1 diabetes.
  28. The contribution of glycemic control to impaired growth during puberty in young people with type 1 diabetes and microalbuminuria.
  29. No association between type 1 diabetes and genetic variation in vitamin D metabolism genes: a Danish study.
  30. Daily Care

  31. Are bedtime nutritional strategies effective in preventing nocturnal hypoglycaemia in patients with type 1 diabetes?
  32. Psychological correlates of eating disorder symptoms and body image in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
  33. High prevalence of depressive symptoms in well-controlled adolescents with type 1 diabetes treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion.
  34. Celiac

  35. The tip of the "celiac iceberg" in China: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  36. The Gluten Debate Continues.
  37. iPhone app helps gluten-free diners find food in Philly. You can purchase the app in the App Store on iTunes for $2.99.
  38. Confessions of a Celiac: In Search of Better Beer.
  39. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  40. OPINION: Type 1 diabetes very different to type 2.
  41. North grads organize run to fight diabetes.
  42. Trusts criticised over 'poor' childhood diabetes control.

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