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Upcoming CWD Conferences
Friends for Life Orlando 2016
Friends for Life Falls Church 2016
Friends for Life Orlando 2016
July 5-10, 2016
Orlando World Center Marriott
Orlando, Florida
DSF Family and Individual Scholarships
Friends for Life Anaheim 2016
September 16-18, 2016, 2016
Disneyland Hotel
Anaheim, California

Of Continuing Interest
  1. We need your help to Suspend Medicare's Dangerous Competitive Bidding Program for Diabetes Testing Supplies. This is very important.
  2. Applications for the 2016 Diabetes Scholars Foundation College Scholarships are now online. The application deadline is April 15, 2016.
  3. Type 1 Diabetes Counselor/Assistant Needed For All Girls Camp in the Berkshires.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. Over the past weekend, just over 300 people took part in our Friends for Life® Falls Church conference outside of Washington, DC. 115 people with type 1 (63 adults/52 children) and their parents, families, and friends took advantage of an all-star lineup of experts in advocacy, world renowned clinicians, researchers, and physicians at the Marriott Fairview Park in Virginia. Our report on the conference will be available soon.

    We're just 83 days away from the opening of our annual International Friends for Life conference in Orlando, Florida. In an effort to continue our mission of providing education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes, we'll share details next week about an exciting fund raising opportunity for those attending the event.
  2. Dexcom Inc. Recalls G4 Platinum and G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Receivers Due to Audible Alarm Failure.
  3. Last week's poll asked our readers what they think is the hardest part of diabetes. This week's poll asks our readers how they chose their primary blood glucose meter.
  4. The Featured Book of the Week is Help With The Hard Stuff by Lauren W. Tolle, PhD, and William T. O'Donohue, PhD.
  5. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    When my 5-year-old daughter, Danielle, was diagnosed with diabetes we explained it to her and her 3-year-old brother, Ben, that her blood sugar could be high, low or in the middle and we were trying to keep her in the middle by giving her insulin shots. A few weeks later we took both of them to get their flu shots and Ben started screaming as loud as he could to anyone who would listen, "I am in the middle! I am in the middle!"
  6. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your d-daughter knows the Girl Scout cookies with the fewest carbs per cookie and uses that in her sales pitch to everyone---diabetic or not! See more parent humor.
  7. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  8. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    After a bout with strep a few weeks ago, my teen daughter has been having recurrent lows, despite decreasing her insulin. Various tests have been normal. What else could be causing the lows?
    See the answer.
  9. From the CWD Forums

  10. From the CWD Forums:
    For those with kids that administer their own shots
  11. Quilt for Life

  12. The Quilt for Life now has 755 panels, each showing what living with type 1 diabetes means to one family. The next showing is at Friends for Life: Orlando 2016 in July. If you'd like to make a quilt and have it in the display, the quilt must be received by CWD before July 1, 2016.
  13. Studies, Focus Groups, and Surveys

  14. TrialReach offers a central source for searching for diabetes clinical trials in the United States.
  15. Teens with T1D: Considering the insulin pump or CGM? You're needed in a new study about shared decision making with your parents. Learn more at
  16. Parents of Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes are invited to participate in a survey on teen risk behaviors being run by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard University.
  17. PERL (Preventing Early Renal Loss in Diabetes) is a clinical trial for people with type 1 diabetes who have early signs of kidney problems. The goal is to test a new way to reduce loss of kidney function using a safe and inexpensive medicine. We are seeking adults (age 18 or older) with type 1 diabetes to participate in our study. Please sign up if you are eligible.
  18. Linguistic Validation Project: English Speakers with Juvenile Diabetes seeks five native speakers of Canadian English to help with a localization project.
  19. Diabetes in Social Media

  20. Q&A With Katharine Gordon: TSA Diabetes Policy.
  21. Grounded: Losing My Driver's License After Disclosing T1D.
  22. 5 Worst Things to Consume If You Have Diabetes.
  23. Balancing Diabetes: Parenting with Diabetes.
  24. Things I Have Learnt – Living With Diabetes.
  25. Diabetes-Related Complications are Not Moral Failings.
  26. Imagine a World Without Diabetes.
  27. Beating diabetes can be a winning game.
  28. What Happened in Vegas (Diabetes Travel Woes).
  29. Research

  30. Recent trends in life expectancy for people with type 1 diabetes in Sweden.
  31. Type 1 Diabetes Life Expectancy Still 12 Years Short of Norm. (Free Medscape membership required)
  32. Regenerative Therapy of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: From Pancreatic Islet Transplantation to Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  33. Cost effectiveness and value of information analyses of islet cell transplantation in the management of 'unstable' type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  34. Daily Care

  35. Differences in Use of Glucose Rate of Change (ROC) Arrows to Adjust Insulin Therapy Among Individuals With Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Who Use Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM).
  36. A Patient-Designed Do-It-Yourself Mobile Technology System for Diabetes.
  37. Insulin Pump Therapy Is Associated with Lower Rates of Retinopathy and Peripheral Nerve Abnormality. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  38. A Qualitative Study of Confusing Experiences among Japanese Adult Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
  39. Teenage girls with type 1 diabetes have poorer metabolic control than boys and face more complications in early adulthood.
  40. Higher Incidence of Psychiatrist-Diagnosed Depression in Taiwanese Female School-Age Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: A Nationwide, Population-Based, Retrospective Cohort Study.
  41. Health-related quality of life in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus from Montenegro: relationship to metabolic control.
  42. Association between vascular health and ovarian ageing in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  43. Statin Use and Cognitive Impairment in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes: an Observational Study.
  44. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  45. Bennet, FDA commish say 'fast-track' for medical device made in Aurora helping change lives.
  46. Lexington woman won't let diabetes hold her back.
  47. For 45 NFL players lobbying Congress, the fight against diabetes is personal.
  48. Liraglutide benefits obese and overweight Type 1 diabetics the most, an exploratory study shows.
  49. Type 1 diabetes won't stop me from running London Marathon.
  50. Nurse's Notes: Living with type 1 diabetes is like Sherlock Holmes every day.
  51. I have type 1 diabetes and it isn't because of my diet or weight.
  52. A South Spencer High School student says she was denied her insulin.
  53. Insulin's Surging Price Turns Diabetes Staple Into Luxury Good.
  54. Press Releases

  55. Helmsley Awards $2.1 Million to Penn, Stanford and Seattle Children's Research Institute to Explore Cell-Based Therapies for Type 1 Diabetes.
  56. Solving a genetic mystery in type 1 diabetes.

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