Upcoming CWD Conferences
Friends for Life Anaheim 2018
May 4-6, 2018
Friends for Life® Orlando 2018
July 10-15, 2018
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Of Continuing Interest
- Diabetes Patients’ New Challenge: Non-Medical Switching.
- Get involved with JDRF's #Coverage2Control campaign and tell your insurance company to provide coverage that works for people with type 1 diabetes.
- No child should die for lack of insulin. 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- Last week's poll asked readers if they commemorate their date of diagnosis. This week's poll asks readers if they are interested in using a do-it-yourself, closed loop, artificial pancreas system.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The Discovery of Insulin by Michael Bliss.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
On his first appointment after being diagnosed, the nurse was discussing injection sites with our son. "Where do you get your shots?" she asked, meaning, arm, hip, etc. "It all depends," our then 5-year-old explained. "Sometimes in the kitchen, sometimes in the bathroom!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you grab the meter after cutting YOURSELF - that big drop of blood's just too perfect to waste! See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Because my husband and his cousin both have type 1, we are concerned about our children developing diabetes. Is there anything we can be doing to decrease their risk?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
- The American Diabetes Association's Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes - 2018 are now available.
- How child care providers can help care for children with type 1 diabetes: Part 1.
Support, Advocacy, and Education
- JDRF has a Type 1 Diabetes Health Insurance Guide.
Fundraising and Awareness
- Do you love Friends for Life Orlando? Now you can raise money for FFL Orlando, individually or as part of a team.
Diabetes in Social Media
- Communication, Breaking Down Walls, and a Huge Step Forward for People with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Meet Eversense, the Implantable Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM). See also A 180-Day CGM: Senseonics’ Eversense XL Approved in Europe.
- T1D Mom Story: How I solved my son’s biggest diabetes mystery.
- 7 Diabetes Technology Updates for 2018.
- Cycling Cross-Country: T1D and Tubeless.
- Living with Diabetes in South Africa.
- Freestyle Libre or CGM, Which One is Right for You?
- Trying out the Freestyle Libre System.
- A New Diabetes Subscription Option: The mySugr Bundle.
- Losing Net Neutrality Threatens Online Health Info and Communities!
- Microvascular Complications in Type 1 Diabetes: A Comparative Analysis of Patients Treated with Autologous Nonmyeloablative Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplantation and Conventional Medical Therapy. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- The Folate Cycle As a Cause of Natural Killer Cell Dysfunction and Viral Etiology in Type 1 Diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Distinct fecal and oral microbiota composition in human type 1 diabetes, an observational study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- The association between asthma and type 1 diabetes: a paediatric case-cohort study in Finland, years 1981-2009.
- Simultaneous Pancreas and Kidney Transplantation is Associated With Inferior Long-Term Outcomes in African Americans.
- Risk of recurrent severe hypoglycemia remains associated with a past history of severe hypoglycemia up to 4 years: Results from a large prospective contemporary pediatric cohort of the DPV initiative.
- Treatment of mild-to-moderate hypoglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes treated with insulin pump therapy: are current recommendations effective?
- Protein and fat meal content increase insulin requirement in children with type 1 diabetes - Role of duration of diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Under-treatment of hypertension and hypercholesterolemia in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes- Long term follow-up on time trends in the occurrence of cardiovascular disease, risk factors and medications use.
- Depressive Symptoms at Critical Times in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes: Following Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis and Insulin Pump Initiation.
- Effects of Peer Influence in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Clinical Outcomes to Exercise Training in Type 1 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
- Pramlintide but not Liraglutide suppresses meal-stimulated glucagon responses in type 1 diabetes.
- A survey of staffing levels in paediatric diabetes services throughout the UK.
- Strength in Numbers: an international consensus conference to develop a novel approach to care delivery for young adults with type 1 diabetes, the D1 Now Study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Higher health literacy is associated with better glycemic control in adults with type 1 diabetes: a cohort study among 1399 Danes.
- Glycemic Variability Percentage: A Novel Method for Assessing Glycemic Variability from Continuous Glucose Monitor Data.
- Achieving Good Glycemic Control Early After Onset of Diabetes: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes in Sweden.
- Hospital admission in children and adolescents with or without type 1 diabetes from Germany: An analysis of statutory health insurance data on 12 million subjects.
- Celiac Disease by The Age of 13 Years is Not Associated With Probiotics Administration in Infancy.
- The Glute-Ins and Outs of Celiac Disease.
- Researchers find gene linked to celiac disease.
- Marco's Pizza in Avon Lake serves a gluten-free pizza that passes the Nima sensor test.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Fifty Years of Living With Type 1 Diabetes.
- My on air Type-1 diabetes nightmare.
- Adults Can Get Type 1 Diabetes, Too.
- Student, professor talk life with Type One Diabetes.
- You're Not Alone: RAF Corporal Recognised For Helping Families Coping With Type One Diabetes.
- Type 1 Diabetes Life.
- Teenage drinking and type 1 diabetes.
- First Humalog Copycat (Admelog) Approved by FDA. (Free Medscape membership required.)
- FDA Approves Sanofi's Admelog® (insulin lispro injection).
- Adocia announces positive topline study results comparing ultra-rapid insulin BioChaperone® Lispro with Novolog® and Fiasp® in people with type 1 diabetes. See also French Biotech’s Type 1 Diabetes Candidate Ready to Battle it Out with Big Pharma.
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Last Updated: Wednesday December 13, 2017 15:24:01
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