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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 parents if they are concerned about their child's ability to pay for their diabetes care when they are adults. This week's poll asks readers if they commemorate their date of diagnosis.
  4. The Featured Book of the Week is Cheating Destiny by James S. Hirsch.
  5. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    Our son, Bryce is 2 1/2 and was diagnosed at 9 months. Bryce has three friends in the neighborhood that all get together and play throughout the week. When Bryce needs a check, I go to him with the kit and he stops for a minute while we do our business. One day while waiting for the meter reading, I glanced up and his three friend were all standing their with their fingers out to be checked too! Talk about moral support!
  6. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when everyone in the family says they are "low" instead of hungry! See more parent humor.
  7. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  8. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Just diagnosed, my adult son takes insulin for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but what should he do for evening/dinner insulin if he has a late breakfast and lunch, skips dinner?
    See the answer.
  9. From the CWD Forums

  10. From the CWD Forums:
    Does your type 1 feel his low during the night?
  11. Support, Advocacy, and Education

  12. JDRF has a Type 1 Diabetes Health Insurance Guide.
  13. Fundraising and Awareness

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

  16. The Heroes Behind The Scenes: T1D Parents.
  17. JDRF Initiative Aims to Speed Development of ‘Open Source’ Artificial Pancreas Systems.
  18. Finish Line Vision: An Interview with Jay Hewitt.
  19. 8 Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids with Diabetes.
  20. Just A 'Tad Diabetic'.
  21. We May One Day See A Vaccine For Type 1 Diabetes.
  22. Research

  23. HLA and non-HLA genes and familial predisposition to autoimmune diseases in families with a child affected by type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  24. Frequency and phenotype of type 1 diabetes in the first six decades of life: a cross-sectional, genetically stratified survival analysis from UK Biobank. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  25. The proportion of familial cases of type 1 diabetes is increasing simultaneously with the disease incidence: Eighteen years of the Israeli Pediatric Diabetes Registry.
  26. Childhood Antibiotic Use Not Linked to Islet or Celiac Disease Autoimmunity. (References Association Between Early-Life Antibiotic Use and the Risk of Islet or Celiac Disease Autoimmunity, previously reported.)
  27. Artificial Pancreas Device Systems for the Closed-Loop Control of Type 1 Diabetes: What Systems Are in Development? Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  28. Synthetic "smart gel" provides glucose-responsive insulin delivery in diabetic mice.
  29. Researchers Pit Mini-dose Glucagon Vs. Carbs to Treat Lows.
  30. Daily Care

  31. Reduction in Hypoglycemia With the Predictive Low-Glucose Management System: A Long-Term Randomized Controlled Trial in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes.
  32. Revisiting the Relationships Between Measures of Glycemic Control and Hypoglycemia in Continuous Glucose Monitoring Datasets.
  33. Transition of care for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus from pediatric to adult health care systems. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  34. Poor glycaemic control is associated with reduced exercise performance and oxygen economy during cardio-pulmonary exercise testing in people with type 1 diabetes.
  35. Continuous Glucose Monitoring for Hypoglycemia Avoidance and Glucose Counterregulation in Long Standing Type 1 Diabetes.
  36. One Drop | Mobile on iPhone and Apple Watch: An Evaluation of HbA1c Improvement Associated With Tracking Self-Care. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  37. Effects of hypoglycaemia on working memory and regional cerebral blood flow in type 1 diabetes: a randomised, crossover trial.
  38. Dietary quality and markers of inflammation: No association in youth with type 1 diabetes.
  39. Celiac

  40. Birth weight, sex, and celiac disease: a nationwide twin study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  41. Chemometric analysis of minerals in gluten-free products.
  42. Legal, Legislative, and Policy

  43. Could Your Health Insurance Be Costing You Money at the Pharmacy?
  44. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  45. Doctors 'wrong to assume type 1 diabetes is childhood illness'. See also Why thousands of adults are being misdiagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
  46. The most important thing we've forgotten in healthcare.
  47. Mapleton family puts positive spin on daughter’s diabetes.
  48. Sue Ingham, of Taunton, wins Diabetes UK's Robert Lawrence medal after living with diabetes for 60 years.
  49. Journalist praised for recovering from hypo live on air.
  50. A startup looking to reverse type 1 diabetes just raised $114 million.
  51. Press Releases

  52. JDRF Launches Health Insurance Guide to Help People with Type 1 Diabetes Navigate Common Insurance Challenges.
  53. Over 122,000 Call on JDRF, ADA to Increase Spending on Type 1 Diabetes Cure Research.
  54. Adocia Reports Topline Results of BioChaperone® Glucagon Phase 1 Study. See also Biochaperone® Human Glucagon: A Stable Solution of Recombinant Human Glucagon.

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