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  1. While Valentine's Day was yesterday, it's not too late to Spare a Rose, Save a Child. Your donations bring life-saving insulin and diabetes care products to over 18,000 children with type 1 diabetes in 46 under-resourced countries through the IDF's Life for a Child program. Your donation is, quite literally, life. Please give generously.
  2. The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is now accepting applications for it's 2017 college scholarship program. DSF college scholarships are open to high school seniors with type 1 diabetes and who are US citizens or permanent residents. The deadline to apply is midnight April 15, 2017. DSF offers many scholarships. There is one application and students will be considered for those scholarships that match them. To apply, please visit
  3. We're rolling out a new, updated logo and artwork for our conferences.
  4. Last week's poll asked readers who use an insulin pump how often they change their infusion set or pod. This week's poll asks our readers how they dispose of sharps at home.
  5. The Featured Book of the Week is Think Like a Pancreas by Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE.
  6. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    Our 9 year old son has had type 1 since he was three and has just started playing hockey. The team is having hockey photos taken next week. The required form asks "What is your favorite pro team?" Because I didn't know, I asked Jonathan what his favorite pro team was. He thought for a while and then answered "Fried Chicken." I looked at him funny and said "Fried Chicken is your favorite professional hockey team?" He laughed and said, "Oh, I thought you asked me what my favorite protein was!"
  7. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your daughter asks, "Can I get some ketchup to go with my test strips?" instead of her chicken strips. See more parent humor.
  8. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  9. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Just diagnosed, my teen daughter's blood work indicated high GAD, extremely high Anti-thyroid Peroxidase AB and high Thyroglobulin. Are these related to type 1 or some other disease?
    See the answer.
  10. From the CWD Forums

  11. From the CWD Forums:
    Insurance won't cover Freestyle test strips!
  12. Conferences and Events

  13. A New Weekend Conference Retreat for Adults with Type 1 Diabetes.
  14. Support and Advocacy

  15. Stand Up For Affordable Insulin is an advocacy project of the American Diabetes Association.
  16. MasterLab Leadership Institute will be an intensive, exciting, weekend conference featuring expert mentorship, leadership development, and social entrepreneurship workshops to support leaders implementing positive changes for the greater diabetes community, to be held in the Bay Area, in northern California, from Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2nd.
  17. Studies, Focus Groups, and Surveys

  18. Glu is seeking input on Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes: Patient Perspectives.
  19. Parents' perspective on self-management of type 1 diabetes among their adolescent children needs your input.
  20. Diabetes Usability Study: Patients and Caregivers needed.
  21. Products, Services and Books

  22. REVIEW: Ascensia’s New CONTOUR NEXT ONE Bluetooth Glucose Meter.
  23. Diabetes in Social Media

  24. And me, mommy?
  25. Joslin Medalists Tell Us How They Do So Well.
  26. Too Many with Type 1 Don’t Test for Ketones.
  27. Introducing Mandy Jones, New Director of Advocacy at the Diabetes Hands Foundation.
  28. The Medtrum All-In-One (or Three) Artificial Pancreas.
  29. Why I Love Pumping Insulin.
  30. My Doctor Fired Me as a Patient.
  31. Why Do Some Beta Cells Survive Type 1 Diabetes?
  32. Research

  33. Glucose Driven Changes in Beta Cell Identity Are Important for Function and Possibly Autoimmune Vulnerability during the Progression of Type 1 Diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  34. The Use of Electrochemiluminescence Assays to Predict Autoantibody and Glycemic Progression Toward Type 1 Diabetes in Individuals with Single Autoantibodies.
  35. Daily Care

  36. Behaviours, thoughts and perceptions around mealtime insulin usage and wastage among people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus: A cross-sectional survey study.
  37. A Review of the Clinical Efficacy and Safety of Insulin Degludec and Glargine 300 U/mL in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus.
  38. Diabetes in young adult men: social and health-related correlates.
  39. Fasting, Diabetes, and Optimizing Health Outcomes for Ramadan Observers: A Literature Review.
  40. Attitude, complications, ability of fasting and glycemic control in fasting Ramadan by children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  41. Once Again, Periodontitis Tied to Diabetes Complications.
  42. Decreased regional left ventricular myocardial strain in type 1 diabetic children: a first sign of diabetic cardiomyopathy?
  43. Labor market consequences of growing up with a sibling with type 1-diabetes.
  44. Celiac

  45. Blood levels of lead and mercury and celiac disease seropositivity: the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found lower levels of lead and mercury in children eating a gluten free diet.
  46. The Unintended Consequences of a Gluten-Free Diet (click on PDF link to download full text). See also Gluten-free diet may increase risk of arsenic, mercury exposure.
  47. Gluten Contamination in Naturally or Labeled Gluten-Free Products Marketed in Italy. Free full text available in HTML and and PDF via link.
  48. The Celiac Patient Antibody Response to Conventional and Gluten-Removed Beer. See also ‘Gluten-removed’ beer not as safe as ‘gluten-free’ beer for those with celiac disease, study suggests.
  49. Legal, Legislative, and Policy

  50. Judge Upends Effort To Limit Charity Funding For Kidney Patients’ Insurance.
  51. Three families pull diabetic children out of PWC Schools.
  52. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  53. Hackers are sparking a do-it-yourself revolution in diabetes care.
  54. Diabetes and air travel: Ensuring security, promoting dignity.
  55. Real Madrid's Nacho Fernandez feared diabetes would end football dreams.
  56. Central Montcalm’s Libby Ledford doesn’t let type 1 diabetes control her life.
  57. Lakeville South Volleyball Player Shares Experience of Living with Type 1 Diabetes.
  58. 'Diabetes doesn't spell career death,' Limerick cyclist tells kids.
  59. Gustavus swimmer Peters doesn't let diabetes define him.
  60. EMA instructs warning about SGLT2 inhibitors to appeal on labels.
  61. Press Releases

  62. American Diabetes Association® Launches Online Hub for Insulin Affordability Advocates.
  63. Data Presented at ATTD 2017 Demonstrate Clinical Advantages of Tandem Diabetes Care Sensor-augmented Pump (SAP) over Medtronic MiniMed SAPs.
  64. T1D Exchange Investment -- Bigfoot Biomedical.
  65. American Diabetes Association Announces $9.75 million to Six Leading Researchers for the 2017 Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Grants.

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