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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 our Focus on Technology: Anaheim 2015 conference, to be held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California from September 18 - 20, 2015.
  3. 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, is sold out.
  4. Other Stories of Continuing Interest

  5. Applications for the 2015 Diabetes Scholars Foundation College Scholarships are now online.
  6. ANNOUNCING: The DiabetesMine 2015 Patient Voices Contest – Share Your Diabetes Life Hacks!

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. 5 Ways You Can Help End Social Stigma Around Diabetes | T1 Everyday Magic.
  2. Last week's poll asked readers if they or their child has ever experienced a low blood glucose related seizure. This week's poll asks readers if they are concerned about the accuracy of their glucose meter.
  3. The Featured Book of the Week is Taking Control of Your Diabetes, 4th Edition by Steven V. Edelman, MD.
  4. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My 5 year old daughter woke one morning low, so I gave her a couple of glucose tabs to suck on while I prepared breakfast. She decided to go upstairs to wake her aunt who was visiting for the weekend. She woke her aunt and showed her the glucose tabs in her mouth. Her aunt asked her jokingly if she had candy for breakfast every morning to which my daughter replied, "Only on the mornings mummy says 'Jesus Christ.'"
  5. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you grab the meter after cutting YOURSELF - that big drop of blood's just too perfect to waste! See more parent humor.
  6. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  7. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Since December, my daughter has gained 10 pounds while on a 1500-2000 calorie per day diet. She is a runner on a University track team and had a recent A1c of 8.2. Do you have any advice?
    See the answer.
  8. From the CWD Forums

  9. From the CWD Forums:
    Can D Responsibility Be Taught?
  10. Diabetes Camps

  11. We've updated our list of diabetes camps to help you find a camp near you.
  12. Support and Advocacy

  13. Attention Maryland Families: The Maryland State Senate passed the American Diabetes Association's Safe at School bill last week 45-2. Now we turn our efforts to the Maryland House of Delegates and need your help right now. Please visit and urge your delegate(s) to support House Bill 992. Please share. Thanks so much! Please contact Crystal Jackson at for further information or questions.
  14. Fundraising

  15. The Diabetes Research Connection uses a crowd-funding model to allow the diabetes community to fund researchers directly.
  16. Diabetes Blogs and Social Media

  17. Persistence Triumphs: Getting Medicare to Cover My CGM.
  18. Dexcom Share: A Surprising First Impression.
  19. Dexcom Share (or not).
  20. Test Driving New Inhaled Insulin Afrezza.
  21. Research

  22. Validity of animal models of type 1 diabetes, and strategies to enhance their utility in translational research.
  23. Bioengineered stem cells as an alternative for islet cell transplantation. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  24. Epidemiologic Features of Type 1 Diabetic Patients between 0 and 18 Years of Age in İstanbul City.
  25. Low mean temperature rather than few sunshine hours are associated with an increased incidence of type 1 diabetes in children.
  26. Daily Care

  27. Polymorphic Basal Rates of Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion among Taiwanese Children with Type 1 Diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  28. Recognizing the psychosocial aspects of type 1 diabetes in adolescents.
  29. Family CHAOS is associated with glycaemic control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  30. High-risk alcohol use and anxiety and depression symptoms in adolescents and adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a cross-sectional study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  31. Oral health of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus: A systematic review.
  32. Diabetic pregnancy outcomes in mothers treated with basal insulin lispro protamine or NPH insulin: a multicenter retrospective Italian study.
  33. Celiac

  34. Increased Mercury Levels in Patients with Celiac Disease following a Gluten-Free Regimen. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  35. Clinical Features of Celiac Disease: A Prospective Birth Cohort, previously reported, has full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  36. Celiac Disease Associated with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease Alone: Are These Patients Different?
  37. Another Step Towards Celiac Screening.
  38. Tax-deductible provisions for gluten-free diet in Canada compared with systems for gluten-free diet coverage available in various countries.
  39. Kansas researchers working to identify, remove allergen in gluten that affects celiac sufferers.
  40. Legal and Legislative

  41. Healthcare resource implications of hypoglycemia-related hospital admissions and inpatient hypoglycemia: retrospective record-linked cohort studies in England.
  42. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  43. Gophers' Sara Groenewegen doesn't let Type 1 diabetes throw her a curve .
  44. Midlands mom takes advocacy for diabetes funding to Washington.
  45. Type 1 diabetes device is 'step towards artificial pancreas'.
  46. Press Releases

  47. The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Awards $8.7 Million to Unitio to expand reach of T1D Exchange.

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