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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. The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is once again offering scholarships to CWD's Friends for Life Orlando 2014
  3. Coming to Friends for Life Orlando 2014? Please join your friends at the Diabetes Scholars Foundation's Party Polynesian Style Fundraiser.
  4. Registration has closed for CWD's Friends for Life UK 2014 conference, to be held at the Beaumont House, Old Windsor, Berkshire, from August 15-17, 2014.
  5. Other Stories of Continuing Interest

  6. Applications for College Scholarships from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation are now being accepted and must be received by April 15, 2014.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. Abbott Diabetes Care issues two recalls: IMPORTANT: URGENT PRODUCT RECALL: FreeStyle® Blood Glucose Monitoring System and IMPORTANT: URGENT PRODUCT RECALL: FreeStyle Flash® and FreeStyle® Blood Glucose Monitoring System. See also News Update on Huge Abbott FreeStyle Recalls.
  2. We've moved our technology to a new hosting environment and, as part of that move, our old chat rooms have been retired. We've exploring alternatives now and will have a new chat room service online in the coming days.
  3. Last week's poll asked our readers how they dispose of sharps at home. This week's poll asks our readers if they or their child experiences discrimination because of their diabetes.
  4. The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes Rising: How a Rare Disease Became a Modern Pandemic, and What to Do About It by Dan Hurley.
  5. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    I just started work at a company where the majority of people have type 1 diabetes. I do not, but my 13 year old son does. I told him that the National Sales Meeting dinner was like being at diabetes camp. He quickly asked me, "So did you ask all of them if they tested and dosed before dinner?""
  6. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you ask your child how their day at school went and instead of saying "fine" they start rattling off blood sugar numbers. See more parent humor.
  7. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  8. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    What does one do if insulin doses are reversed--short acting instead of long acting and vice versa?
    See the answer.
  9. From the CWD Forums

  10. From the CWD Forums:
    Site locations for lean kids & basal changes
  11. Diabetes Camps

  12. We've updated our list of diabetes camps to help you find a camp near you.
  13. Events

  14. CarbDM is hosting the Bay Area Diabetes Summit on Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Hayward, CA.
  15. Diabetes Sisters 2014 Weekend for Women will be held from April 25-27, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Alexandria Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia.
  16. Studies and Surveys

  17. A clinical study for a new needle-free glucagon for treatment of severe hypoglycemia in children is being conducted at several centers in the US. If you are interested in learning more about this study, please visit
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. Diabetes Blogs and Social Media

  21. A Response from Miss Manners, and Her Son with T1 Diabetes (!).
  22. Official Spare a Rose Totals.
  23. There is no such thing as small change.
  24. Tom Brobson and His Artificial Pancreas Roadshow.
  25. Medtronic MiniMed 530G and Enlite CGM - Opening the Door to Closing the Loop.
  26. No Manners.
  27. Miss Manners Misses the Mark.
  28. Diabetes Videos

  29. Peter Attia: Is the obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem? is an exploration of our understanding of the cause of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
  30. Research

  31. Changes in human brain glutamate concentration during hypoglycemia: insights into cerebral adaptations in hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure in type 1 diabetes.
  32. A type I interferon transcriptional signature precedes autoimmunity in children genetically at-risk of type 1 diabetes.
  33. Alpha1-Antitrypsin Therapy Downregulates Toll Like Receptor-Induced IL-1(beta) Responses in Monocytes and Myeloid Dendritic Cells and may Improve Islet Function in Recently Diagnosed Patients with Type 1 Diabetes. See also First Clinical Trial of Type 1 Diabetes Treatment Developed By BGU Researcher Has Extremely Positive Results.
  34. Motor unit number estimations are smaller in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus. A case-cohort study.
  35. Adolescents with clinical type 1 diabetes display reduced red blood cell glucose transporter isoform 1 (GLUT1).
  36. Daily Care

  37. Pathways to diagnosis: a qualitative study of the experiences and emotional reactions of parents of children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
  38. Assessment of use of specific features of subcutaneous insulin infusion systems and their relationship to metabolic control in patients with type 1 diabetes.
  39. HDL cholesterol levels and weight are the main determinants of subclinical atherosclerosis in the young with type 1 diabetes and suitable glycaemic control. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  40. Postural hypotension in type 1 diabetes: The influence of glycemic control and duration of illness.
  41. Geography does not limit optimal diabetes care: Use of a tertiary centre model of care in an outreach service for type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  42. Celiac

  43. Alteration of Tight Junction Gene Expression in Celiac Disease.
  44. Screening for celiac disease in 1st degree relatives: a 10-year follow-up study. Free full text available in PDF format.
  45. Accurate and robust genomic prediction of celiac disease using statistical learning. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  46. Italian family paediatricians' approach and management of celiac disease: a cross-sectional study in Puglia Region, 2012.
  47. Wright Words: I’m still not dying, but I do have celiac disease.
  48. Legal and Legislative

  49. Diabetes Supplement Sellers to Pay $2.2M.
  50. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  51. Lady suspended from gym for having type 1 diabetes.
  52. Diabetes campaigners want Gloucestershire's views on support for children with the condition.
  53. Scarlett Parliament bound for diabetes campaign.
  54. NASCAR driver brings message of hope to others with diabetes.
  55. Press Releases

  56. Type 1 diabetes parents turn to the Internet for support.

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