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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.
- The Diabetes Scholars Foundation provides scholarships for families and young adults to attend our educational conferences and provides college scholarships to young people with type 1 diabetes. Your generous donation can provide life-changing education for families.
- The Diabetes Hands Foundation works to provide social support, information, and a sense of belonging to people with diabetes and their loved ones through its two online communities, TuDiabetes (English) and EsTuDiabetes (Spanish), and through the Big Blue Test and Diabetes Advocates. Your donation will help their mission continue.
- DiabetesSisters offers a range of education and support services to help women of all ages with all types of diabetes live healthier, fuller lives. We understand the fear and isolation that often comes with living with diabetes because we are an organization that is managed by women who are living with diabetes. You can donate to DiabetesSisters to help them serve women with diabetes.
- diaTribe provides free, cutting-edge diabetes insights and actionable tips for people with diabetes. Their mission is to help individuals better understand their diabetes and to make their readers happier and healthier. You can donate to diaTribe to help them in their mission of education.
- The College Diabetes Network works to empower and improve the lives of students living with Type 1 diabetes through peer support and access to information and resources. Your donation will help CDN make a difference in the lives of college students with type 1 diabetes and their families.
- Beyond Type 1 creates and funds a portfolio of programs, technologies and innovations that those living with type 1 diabetes need to manage, live and thrive. Your donation will help.
- Life for a Child has one simple goal: no child with type 1 diabetes should die from the lack of insulin. This is a daunting task, yet the Life for a Child team provides life-giving insulin and diabetes care supplies to over 15,000 children with type 1 diabetes living in 48 under-resourced countries. Your generous gift is quite literally the gift of life. We will share more about Life for a Child in January as we once again look to Spare a Rose, Save a Child.
- Insulin for Life USA collects in-date and unneeded insulin, glucose test strips, and other diabetes care supplies and ships them to children and families in need living in developing countries. Your donation of money or supplies will make a difference.
- And finally, Children with Diabetes is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization devoted to providing education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes through its web site, this email newsletter, and its educational conferences. You can help by making a tax-deductible donation today.
Of Continuing Interest
- Prevent T1D is a place for families who are working to prevent Type 1 Diabetes. Many of us are parents who already have a child with T1D, and are looking for ways to delay or stop a second child’s diagnosis.
- Before It's Too Late is a powerful reminder of the importance of knowing the signs of type 1 diabetes and educating others.
New This Week
- Last week's poll asked readers if they would consider using medications for type 2 diabetes in their type 1 care. This week's poll asks our readers about what innovation they think is most likely in 2017.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents by Moira McCarthy.
- 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!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you glance at the digital thermostat, which reads 68, and immediately run for glucose tabs. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
I have had type 1 for 26 years and have no complications. I am concerned about low diastolic readings when I check my blood pressure. Should I be concerned?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
First sleepover - epic fail
- The American Diabetes Association has released their Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes for 2017. See also ADA Releases 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes at Diabetes Daily.
Diabetes in Social Media
- The Year in Diabetes: Looking Back on 2016.
- 2016, The Year of Promise for People With Diabetes.
- Fighting Through Diabetes Burnout.
- Device 'Hassle' Deters Use in Some Type 1 Diabetes Patients. (Free Medscape membership required.)
- Home use of a bihormonal bionic pancreas versus insulin pump therapy in adults with type 1 diabetes: a multicentre randomised crossover trial. See also Bionic pancreas system manages blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes living at home.
- Aggregation of Engineered Human β-Cells Into Pseudoislets: Insulin Secretion and Gene Expression Profile in Normoxic and Hypoxic Milieu. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Vitamin D on Early Stages of Diabetic Kidney Disease: A Cross-sectional Study in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Frequent and intensive physical activity reduces risk of cardiovascular events in type 1 diabetes.
- Mitigating Reductions in Glucose During Exercise on Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery: The Ex-Snacks Study.
- Physical activity and sedentary behavior levels in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes using insulin pump or injection therapy - The importance of parental activity profile.
- Health Care Transition Preparation and Experiences in a U.S. National Sample of Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes.
- The potential for improvement of outcomes by personalized insulin treatment of type 1 diabetes as assessed by analysis of single-patient data from a randomized controlled cross-over insulin trial.
- Fear of Self-Injecting and Self-Testing and the Related Risk Factors in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: A Cross-Sectional Study.
- Measures of Glycemic Variability in Type 1 Diabetes and the Effect of Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring.
- Hypoglycemia in Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Clinical Efficacy of Two Different Methods to Initiate Sensor-Augmented Insulin Pumps: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Long-Term Efficacy and Safety of Sensor Augmented Insulin Pump Therapy with Low-Glucose Suspend Feature in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Investigating Hypoglycemic Confidence in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.
- Adolescent life with diabetes-Gender matters for level of distress. Experiences from the national TODS study.
- Executive Function in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes: Relationship to Adherence, Glycemic Control, and Psychosocial Outcomes.
- Changes in Quality of Diabetes Care and Morbidity over 20 Years in People with Type 1 Diabetes and Long Diabetes Duration: The JEVIN Trial.
- Health care for children with diabetes mellitus from low-income families in Ontario and California: a population-based cohort study.
- Circulating Zonulin Correlates with Density of Enteroviruses and Tolerogenic Dendritic Cells in the Small Bowel Mucosa of Celiac Disease Patients.
- Less Hidden Celiac Disease But Increased Gluten Avoidance Without a Diagnosis in the United States: Findings From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys From 2009 to 2014.
Legal, Legislative, and Policy
- US Spending on Personal Health Care and Public Health, 1996-2013.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Soaring insulin prices prompt insurance shift.
- Opinion: Medicare should cover cost of Omnipod insulin device.
- FDA OK's new diabetes device that aims to simplify daily testing, dosing.
- Virginia Beach woman tests artificial pancreas in study that could help millions of type 1 diabetics.
- Local mom becomes advocate to warn of undiagnosed Type 1 diabetes.
- La Crescent student may write the book on handling adversity.
- Diabetes costing Americans more than any other disease.
- Va. service dog organization owner held in contempt of court.
- Lexicon Reports Positive Top-line Results In Second Pivotal Phase 3 Study For Sotagliflozin In Patients With Type 1 Diabetes.
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Last Updated: Wednesday December 28, 2016 12:43:14
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