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Of Continuing Interest
  1. Diabetes Patients’ New Challenge: Non-Medical Switching.
  2. Get involved with JDRF's #Coverage2Control campaign and tell your insurance company to provide coverage that works for people with type 1 diabetes.
  3. Just $1 a day will ensure a child has access to the life-saving insulin they need to survive. 1,000 donors will help 1,000 young people in need.

New This Week

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  1. Has your insurance company forced you to change your insulin or other diabetes care medicine or product? That's "Forced Non-Medical Switching." Share your story of forced non-medical switching at MyMedsMyChoice, a project of CWD.
  2. 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.

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. And finally, Children with Diabetes is a 501c3 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.
  3. Last week's poll asked our readers when they think type 1 diabetes will be cured. This week's poll asks our parents if they are concerned about their child's ability to pay for their diabetes care when they are adults.
  4. The Featured Book of the Week is Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle by Thea Cooper and Arthur Ainsberg.
  5. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My son James has had diabetes since he was 14 months old. I attend a diabetes support group and the subject came up of giving the child with diabetes control over their diabetes. One example they gave was to have the child decide where they wanted their shot (e.g., arm, stomach, thigh, buttocks). The next morning I asked James, who was 3 at the time, "Where would you like your shot today?" James' response was, "IN THOMAS". Thomas is James' older brother. Thank God for James, he does keep us laughing!
  6. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your 16-year-old child with diabetes decides to leave syringes and Lantus out for Santa and his reindeer. See more parent humor.
  7. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  8. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Our adult daughter, whose diabetes has been described, as "different," has roller coaster blood sugars and will not take advice about how to have better blood sugar management. What do you recommend we do to help her?
    See the answer.
  9. From the CWD Forums

  10. From the CWD Forums:
    Issues with 13 years of Insulin Pump Use
  11. Fundraising and Awareness

  12. Do you love Friends for Life Orlando? Now you can raise money for FFL Orlando, individually or as part of a team.
  13. Diabetes in Social Media

  14. Giving Tuesday: Diabetes Edition.
  15. Fundraisers' Spotlight: Macey's Believers.
  16. Going the Distance to Raise Awareness.
  17. Jordan Morris Interview: Professional Soccer Player Living With Type 1 Diabetes.
  18. Diabetes Is Not Just About Your Blood Sugar Level.
  19. 10 Diabetes Management Mistakes, and How to Correct Them.
  20. Dear Diagnosis: Brendan’s Letter to Himself.
  21. Diabetes and Driver's License Restrictions?
  22. Diabetes and Stress at College: Breathe.
  23. Annual Tradition Continues -- Your Child and a Personal Santa Letter.
  24. Research

  25. Predictive hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia minimization: In-home double-blind randomized controlled evaluation in children and young adolescents.
  26. The role of enterovirus infections in type 1 diabetes in Tunisia.
  27. The influence of body mass index and age on C-peptide at the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children who participated in the diabetes prevention trial-type 1.
  28. Safety and efficacy of autoantigen-specific therapy with 2 doses of alum-formulated glutamate decarboxylase in children with multiple islet autoantibodies and risk for type 1 diabetes: A randomized clinical trial.
  29. The Distribution of Different Types of Diabetes on Childhood: A Single Center Experience.
  30. Dynamic changes in retinal vessel diameter during acute hyperglycemia in type 1 diabetes.
  31. Daily Care

  32. Sleep in children with type 1 diabetes and their parents in the T1D Exchange.
  33. Diabetes Data Management System to Improve Glycemic Control in People With Type 1 Diabetes: Prospective Cohort Study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  34. Emerging adulthood and Type 1 diabetes: insights from the DAWN2 Study.
  35. Targets and teamwork: Understanding differences in pediatric diabetes centers treatment outcomes.
  36. Hvidoere Smiley Faces: International diabetes quality of life assessment tool for young children.
  37. Celiac

  38. What makes people allergic to gluten — and why Caucasians are most at risk.
  39. Scientists Genetically Engineer a Form of Gluten-Free Wheat.
  40. Legal, Legislative, and Policy

  41. Why childhood-onset type 1 diabetes impacts labour market outcomes: a mediation analysis.
  42. What the New National Diabetes Commission Will Try to Accomplish.
  43. Controversial Refiled Bill Creates Licensing Requirement For Florida's 'Diabetes Educators'.
  44. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  45. This is what it's like to raise a child with type 1 diabetes.
  46. Your child is diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. These families have been there.
  47. Highs and lows of diabetes.
  48. 10-year-old helps bring awareness to Type 1 Diabetes.
  49. Oklahoma high school football player beating the odds against diabetes.
  50. Olympic Swimmer Gary Hall Jr. Talks Competing as a Diabetic.

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