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Of Continuing Interest
  1. Diabetes Patients’ New Challenge: Non-Medical Switching.
  2. 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.

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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. The Diabetes Research Institute is solely focused on finding a biological cure for type 1 diabetes. Hear DRI Director Dr. Camillo Ricordi speak about five clinical trials that will be progressing in parallel and support the #TRIALblazers Match Challenge, as all gifts will be matched through year end!
    9. Your donation to JDRF is doubled through the Tommy Hilfiger match.
    10. 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. The price of conference registration is about one-fifth of the actual cost -- the remaining cost is made up by our generous sponsors and your donations. You can help by making a tax-deductible donation today.
  3. Last week's poll asked readers if they are interested in using a do-it-yourself, closed loop, artificial pancreas system. This week's poll asks readers if they would you consider using diabetes medications off-label, such as a type 2 drug if you have type 1 diabetes.
  4. The Featured Book of the Week is A First Book for Understanding Diabetes (companion to the 13th Edition of "Understanding Diabetes") by H. Peter Chase, MD and David M. Maahs, MD, PhD.
  5. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    Living in Wisconsin, one really needs to make sure you have insulation in your house. I had some contractors come to give me an estimate of how much insulation I would need to have blown in. I asked the contractor, "So, how many bags of insulin will I need to make sure I have the proper amount of insulin in my house?" The contractor looked at me and said, "I think you mean insulation, not INSULIN."
  6. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you're proud when your 3 year old can 'aim' to hit the ketone test strip. See more parent humor.
  7. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  8. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My daughter is on MDI and uses a CGM. She gets morning Lantus, is sometimes high when school ends in the early afternoon. Should I be doing more? Should we try to get a pump? We are in Curacao, have limited access to a doctor.
    See the answer.
  9. From the CWD Forums

  10. From the CWD Forums:
    BluCon for Abbott FreeStyle Libre
  11. Support, Advocacy, and Education

  12. In 2017, have you tried to access a childcare/youth program provided by the US Army? If so, the Association is interested in hearing about your experience. Please contact Crystal Woodward, Director Safe at School, at the American Diabetes Association at
  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. Studies, Focus Groups, and Surveys

  16. Adults diagnosed with type 1 diabetes are encouraged to take a brief online survey about the Barriers to Adoption of Technology. The goal of the study is to understand barriers to the prescription and adoption of devices, such as insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring. The findings will be used to inform the design of strategies and programs aimed at improving device prescribing and adoption.
  17. Diabetes in Social Media

  18. Christmas giving.
  19. Companion Medical Launches First Bluetooth-Enabled "Smart" Insulin Pen.
  20. Diabetes and Divorce: Managing Care in Two Homes.
  21. Ordering a Medicare Dexcom G5: What’s the Story?
  22. Abbott FreeStyle Libre Has Potential, But Runs Low.
  23. Can Peer-to-Peer Advice Transform Healthcare?
  24. Talking Diabetes and Behavior Change with Andy Page of Livongo.
  25. Research

  26. Assessment of preservation of beta-cell function in children with long-standing type 1 diabetes with "ultrasensitive c-peptide" method.
  27. Glucose-Stimulated Insulin Response of Silicon Nanopore-Immunoprotected Islets under Convective Transport.
  28. The KL-VS polymorphism of KLOTHO gene is protective against retinopathy incidence in patients with type 1 diabetes.
  29. Application of Glycemic Variability Percentage: Implications for Continuous Glucose Monitor Utilization and Analysis of Artificial Pancreas Data.
  30. Psychosocial impacts of hybrid closed-loop systems in the management of diabetes: a review.
  31. Daily Care

  32. The Bidirectional Association Between Depression and Severe Hypoglycemic and Hyperglycemic Events in Type 1 Diabetes.
  33. Camp-based multi-component intervention for families of young children with type 1 diabetes: A pilot and feasibility study.
  34. Interaction of Pubertal Development and Metabolic Control in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  35. Flash Glucose Measurements in Children with Type 1 Diabetes in Real-Life Settings: To Trust or Not to Trust?
  36. A randomized controlled pilot study of continuous glucose monitoring and flash glucose monitoring in people with Type 1 diabetes and impaired awareness of hypoglycaemia.
  37. Best friend or spy: a qualitative meta-synthesis on the impact of continuous glucose monitoring on life with Type 1 diabetes.
  38. New Report Standardizes Clinically Meaningful T1D Outcomes Beyond HbA1c Testing.
  39. Identifying Risk for Microalbuminuria in Children With Type 1 Diabetes.
  40. Type 1 diabetes mellitus effects on dental enamel formation revealed by microscopy and microanalysis.
  41. Diabetes is associated with decreased migraine risk: A nationwide cohort study.
  42. Celiac

  43. Self-reported dietary adherence, disease-specific symptoms, and quality of life are associated with healthcare provider follow-up in celiac disease. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  44. Biomarkers of cardiometabolic health and nutritional status in individuals with positive celiac disease serology.
  45. HLA-DQ genetics in children with Celiac disease: A meta-analysis suggesting a two-step genetic screening procedure starting with HLA-DQ β chains.
  46. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  47. Congress Quietly Abandons Its Help for Diabetic Kids.
  48. Redditch footballer aims to help people with diabetes overcome barriers to sport.
  49. Family finishes cross-country trek to raise diabetes awareness.
  50. Police give ride to diabetic teen in need of urgent medical treatment.
  51. Allhands: Burger King employee was (mostly) right to help a diabetic with ice cream.
  52. Immunotherapy, gene editing advances extend to Type 1 Diabetes.
  53. Press Releases

  54. Companion Medical Announces U.S. Commercial Launch of Smart Insulin Pen System.

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