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Making a Difference

This is the time of year when we reflect on the good in our lives and look forward to a better new year. As you and your family gather, I'd like to share with you some organizations that you might not know which make a big difference in the lives of families living with type 1 diabetes. This list is by no means exhaustive. There are so many other organizations, large and small, that work to improve the lives of people living with diabetes.

Of Continuing Interest

    CWD Events

  1. Make plans to attend Friends for Life 2015, to be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort from Monday, July 6th, through Sunday, July 12th, 2015. Our hotel block is open for reservations and conference registration is open.
  2. Make plans to attend Friends for Life Canada 2015, to be held at the Marriott Gateway on the Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, from October 23-25, 2015. Our hotel block is open for reservations and conference registration is open.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. Last week's poll asked readers if they would consider using diabetes medications off-label. This week's poll asks readers about their thoughts for 2015.
  2. The Featured Book of the Week is Balancing Diabetes: Conversations about finding happiness and living well by Kerri Sparling.
  3. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    I never thought my five-year-old daughter would use diabetes to her advantage. One day after lunch at the mall, I treated her to an ice cream dessert. I wanted to have a little taste of it. I asked her if I could have a few licks, hoping she would graciously share. Instead she said, "Mom you'll mess up the carb count!"
  4. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your kid has one extra dance recital ticket and of all the people in the world to invite, she invites the school nurse. See more parent humor.
  5. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  6. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    The coach wants my teen son to "cut weight" to wrestle a certain opponent. I had my son explain that this was dangerous for him because of his diabetes. Can you elaborate on these dangers? My son has been forced to sit out matches because the coach thinks my son is being difficult.
    See the answer.
  7. From the CWD Forums

  8. From the CWD Forums:
    Correction factor for 7 year old
  9. Events

  10. Your 2015 Diabetes Conference Calendar.
  11. Support and Advocacy

  12. For 2015, Spare A Rose, which raises money for IDF's Life for a Child program, needs your help to make an even bigger difference in the lives of kids with type 1 diabetes in developing countries. Learn how to bring Spare a Rose to your office using the Spare a Rose Office Campaign Tool Kit.
  13. General Diabetes Information

  14. The Network for Pancreatic Organ donors with Diabetes works to address key immunological, histological, viral, and metabolic questions related to how type 1 diabetes develops. Learn more from JDRF nPOD Part II: Support research through organ donation.
  15. Diabetes Blogs and Social Media

  16. Unintended Consequences of Tighter Glucose Meter Accuracy . . . ?
  17. Around the Diabetes Blogosphere: Final Roundup of 2014!
  18. When Diabetes Makes a Friendship Stronger.
  19. Research

  20. Bacteroides dorei dominates gut microbiome prior to autoimmunity in Finnish children at high risk for type 1 diabetes.
  21. The influence of glucagon on postprandial hyperglycaemia in children 5 years after onset of type 1 diabetes.
  22. Trends in Childhood Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Incidence in Beijing from 1995 to 2010: A Retrospective Multicenter Study Based on Hospitalization Data.
  23. Tolerance Induction and Reversal of Diabetes in Mice Transplanted with Human Embryonic-Stem-Cell-Derived Pancreatic Endoderm.
  24. Daily Care

  25. The effectiveness and risks of programming an insulin pump to counteract the dawn phenomenon in type 1 diabetes.
  26. Pharmacokinetics of diluted (U20) insulin aspart compared with standard (U100) in children aged 3-6 years with type 1 diabetes during closed-loop insulin delivery: a randomised clinical trial.
  27. Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Type 1 Diabetes: A Qualitative Framework Analysis of Patient Narratives.
  28. Contribution of income to self-management and health outcomes in pediatric type 1 diabetes.
  29. A web-based support for pregnant women and new mothers with type 1 diabetes mellitus in Sweden (MODIAB-Web): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
  30. Postpartum metabolic control in a cohort of women with type 1 diabetes.
  31. Celiac

  32. Clinical relevance and cost-effectiveness of HLA genotyping in children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus in screening for coeliac disease in the Netherlands.
  33. Protective effect of ghrelin in a rat model of celiac disease.
  34. When a teenager is diagnosed with celiac disease.
  35. Celiac disease makes 'gluten-free' a necessity, not a trend.
  36. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  37. How Drug Combination Helps Control Type 1 Diabetes.
  38. Number of Type 1 diabetes cases growing.
  39. Sugar levels may slow brain growth in children with Type 1 diabetes.
  40. Press Releases

  41. Ford Motor Company to Sell New Shelby GT350 Mustang at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction to Benefit JDRF.

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