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  1. We've updated our forums to use a more modern system and to include our new look.
  2. Last week's poll asked our readers if they use a continuous glucose monitoring system. This week's poll asks our readers if their diabetes care teams let them choose their diabetes care products.
  3. The Featured Book of the Week is Why Me? Why Did I Have To Get Diabetes? by Robert Messinger and Laura Messinger.
  4. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My non-D daughter was writing with a mechanical pencil and constantly having trouble with the lead (the kind you insert at the writing point of the pencil). She said, "Mom, this pencil needs a new lancet!"
  5. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when the coffee pot or other kitchen appliance beeps and your child says, "That wasn't me!" (Quote from my 3 year old after beginning pumping.) See more parent humor.
  6. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  7. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My college aged son has developed several cysts and A1c has gone up over 8. Is there a relationship between the cysts and his higher A1c? Are the cysts a sign of infection or cancer? Are they anything urgent?
    See the answer.
  8. From the CWD Forums

  9. From the CWD Forums:
    Neurotic Blood Sugar Checking
  10. Conferences and Events

  11. The Diabetes Training Camp Foundation is hosting a Teen Boot Camp from December 1-3, 2017 in Lancaster, PA.
  12. Support, Advocacy, and Education

  13. Diabetes Patients’ New Challenge: Non-Medical Switching.
  14. The Affordable Insulin Project seeks to make access to insulin more affordable for all.
  15. Studies, Focus Groups, and Surveys

  16. Researchers at Yale University are seeking parents of kids ages 11-16 with type 1 diabetes to evaluate a new web site called "Type 1 Teamwork." You can earn up to $50 for participating. To learn more or see if you are eligible to participate, visit or contact Roberta Delvy at (203) 737-7209 or via email at .
  17. General Diabetes Information

  18. REMOVAL Update: More Benefits of Metformin in T1D.
  19. Products, Services and Books

  20. 670G and Me: Insights and Incites on Medtronic’s Latest System.
  21. Lilly Launches Humalog Junior KwikPen in the US.
  22. Diabetes in Social Media

  23. FDA Approves Fast-Acting Fiasp Insulin.
  24. Trooper with Type 1 Helps Motorist with Diabetes During Bad Hypo.
  25. Type 1 Diabetes is No Match for MMA Fighter Anna Hyvärinen.
  26. My Son’s Type 1 Diabetes Inspired Me to Lower My Own A1C.
  27. Patient Voices Winner Helps Those with Eating Disorders and Diabetes.
  28. Chasing the Dream to Become a Pilot with Diabetes.
  29. A Mysterious Low Blood Sugar.
  30. I Nearly Died from DKA.
  31. What the Heck Is Ketoacidosis?
  32. Why You Should Return to Diabetes Advocacy.
  33. The Neighborhood KNOW Foods Party.
  34. Research

  35. The shape of the glucose concentration curve during an oral glucose tolerance test predicts risk for type 1 diabetes.
  36. In Silico Modeling of Minimal Effective Insulin Doses Using the UVA/PADOVA Type 1 Diabetes Simulator.
  37. Daily Care

  38. Self-reported hypoglycemia in insulin-treated patients with diabetes: Results from an international survey on 7289 patients from nine countries.
  39. The Financial Impact of Inaccurate Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  40. Does funded research reflect the priorities of people living with type 1 diabetes? A secondary analysis of research questions. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  41. Self-stigma of Patients with Type 1 Diabetes and Their Coping Strategies.
  42. The impact of ethnicity, educational and economic status on the prescription of insulin therapeutic regimens and on glycemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes. A nationwide study in Brazil.
  43. Trends in the use and cost of human and analogue insulins in a Colombian population, 2011-2015.
  44. Celiac

  45. Efficacy of a point-of-care test based on deamidated gliadin peptides for the detection of celiac disease in pediatric patients. Free full text available in PDF format.
  46. Increased prevalence of fracture and hypoglycaemia in young adults with concomitant type 1 diabetes mellitus and coeliac disease.
  47. Low-gluten, non-transgenic wheat engineered with CRISPR/Cas9. See also Scientists Gene-Edited Gluten to Make Wheat for People With Celiac Disease and Could a GMO Wheat Bring Bread to Celiac Sufferers?
  48. We have a list of Gluten Free Halloween Candy for families living with celiac.
  49. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  50. Teal Pumpkin Project: Alternative Halloween treats for kids with allergies, diabetes or other needs.
  51. Model predicts performance of glucose-responsive insulin.
  52. Boy Living With Type 1 Diabetes Excels on Baseball Diamond.
  53. Diabetes Ambassador Emily Wilson plans big adventure with Jerry the Bear.
  54. Why Bigfoot Biomedical’s CEO thinks the diabetes industry has a data problem.
  55. Press Releases

  56. Novo Nordisk Receives FDA Approval for Fiasp®, a New Fast-Acting Mealtime Insulin.
  57. No More Routine Finger Sticks for Americans with Diabetes: Abbott′s FreeStyle® Libre Approved in the U.S.. See also FDA approves first continuous glucose monitoring system for adults not requiring blood sample calibration and How Abbott's Big Win Crushed DexCom Shares.

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