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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.
  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. Other Stories of Continuing Interest

  5. 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. Join your CWD friends and family for a Memorial Day Weekend at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida!
  2. Why Medicare’s Attitude Toward Diabetes Could Kill Senior Citizens. (Actually, it's much worse than just that. Ed.)
  3. We've updated our chat system to use a new, modern technology. The chat rooms are visible throughout all pages of the main CWD web site as well as the forums.
  4. Last week's poll asked our readers which infusion set they use most often. This week's poll asks our readers how often they do a blood glucose check during the night.
  5. The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes: An Emotional Journey by Renea Jo Zosel.
  6. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    The other day my mom texted me this" "2 100's today". She watches my son Cole while I attend college full time. I texted back, "good, I changed his basal the other day". She texted back, "No, I was talking about his school work -- two 100% on his school work." We both laughed really hard -- this would only happen if you had a child with diabetes.
  7. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you return a pair of cargo pants because the pocket is too small for the blood meter and a roll of glucose tabs. See more parent humor.
  8. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  9. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Newly diagnosed, our daughter's blood sugar was 250 mg/dl [13.9 mmol/L] at 11:30 p.m. We gave her two glasses of water. Should we do a correction or wait?
    See the answer.
  10. From the CWD Forums

  11. From the CWD Forums:
    Does CGM reduce the number of finger pricks?
  12. Support and Advocacy

  13. COMMENT to FDA / two minutes helps shape diabetes testing.
  14. Studies and Surveys

  15. PediaConnect, an early stage company with headquarters in Silicon Valley, is running an online survey for parents of kids with type 1 diabetes.
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Diabetes Blogs and Social Media

  19. Moo. Moo. Moo.
  20. Pebbles.
  21. Joe, My Very First Friend With Diabetes & How Life Comes Full Circle.
  22. Meth. or Insulin.
  23. Dad of T1 Kids? Sleep is for the Weak.
  24. Guest Post: A Do-It-Yourself Pancreas System. See also A DIY Artificial Pancreas System? Are we crazy?
  25. Products, Services and Books

  26. As insulin nears 10th decade of discovery, experts reflect.
  27. New ForaCare Bluetooth Meter Lets You Test N' Go.
  28. Research

  29. HbA1c Variability as an Independent Risk Factor for Diabetic Retinopathy in Type 1 Diabetes: A German/Austrian Multicenter Analysis on 35,891 Patients. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  30. Glucose Sensing in the Peritoneal Space Offers Faster Kinetics than Sensing in the Subcutaneous Space.
  31. Improved pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profile of insulin analogs using InsuPatch, a local heating device.
  32. Antithymocyte globulin treatment for patients with recent-onset type 1 diabetes: 12-month results of a randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 2 trial.
  33. Targeting of memory T cells with alefacept in new-onset type 1 diabetes (T1DAL study): 12 month results of a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2 trial.
  34. Low-dose interleukin 2 in patients with type 1 diabetes: a phase 1/2 randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
  35. Role of Viruses and Other Microbes in the Pathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes.
  36. Older onset of type 1 diabetes linked to lower brain connectivity.
  37. Daily Care

  38. Care Utilization in a Pediatric Diabetes Clinic: Cancellations, Parental Attendance, and Mental Health Appointments.
  39. Clinical Characteristics and Outcome of 467 Patients With a Clinically Recognized Eating Disorder Identified Among 52,215 Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A Multicenter German/Austrian Stud.
  40. Diabetes distress may adversely affect the eating styles of women with type 1 diabetes.
  41. Efficacy of carbohydrate counting in type 1 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
  42. SGLT inhibitors in management of diabetes.
  43. Randomized Clinical Trial of Clinic-Integrated, Low-Intensity Treatment to Prevent Deterioration of Disease Care in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes.
  44. Lower Melanin Content in the Skin of Type 1 Diabetic Patients and the Risk of Microangiopathy.
  45. Transitory beneficial effects of professional continuous glucose monitoring on the metabolic control of patients with type 1 diabetes.
  46. Evaluation of Electrocardiographic Parameters On Early Diagnosis Of Autonomic Dysfunction in Children and Adolescents with Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus.
  47. Celiac

  48. Reduced-gliadin wheat bread: an alternative to the gluten-free diet for consumers suffering gluten-related pathologies. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  49. Celiac disease and reproductive disorders: meta-analysis of epidemiologic associations and potential pathogenic mechanisms.
  50. Low risk of colon cancer in patients with celiac disease.
  51. Is it Necessary to Assess for Fat Soluble Vitamin Deficiencies in Pediatric Patients With Newly Diagnosed Celiac Disease?
  52. Celiac Disease or Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity? An Approach to Clinical Differential Diagnosis.
  53. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  54. Artificial pancreas trials move forward with $2.3M grant.
  55. Young diabetes sufferers pumped by new decision.
  56. Teachers and aides under the pump to give medication to young students with special health needs.
  57. Tackling diabetes is child's play for brave Hull schoolboy Riley Innes who injects himself four times a day.
  58. JJC Baseball Team Hosts ‘Strike Out for Diabetes’ Fundraiser to Support 10-Year-Old Boy.
  59. Bret Michaels reaches out to diabetic young people before show.
  60. Youngster visits Parliament to discuss illness.
  61. Este Haim, Bassist of Haim, Discusses Living with Type 1 Diabetes. See also HAIM - "The Wire" (OFFICIAL VIDEO).

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