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Of Continuing Interest

    CWD Events

  1. Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology conference at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Crystal City, Virginia, from February 1-3, 2013. Family scholarships are available from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation.
  2. Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life Canada 2013 conference, to be held at the Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre, Toronto, Canada, from March 8-10, 2013.
  3. Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life: UK 2013 conference, to be held at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland from 5-7 April, 2013. Family scholarships are available from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation.
  4. Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2013 conference, to be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort from July 9-14, 2013.
  5. Other Stories of Continuing Interest

  6. Insulindependence is now accepting applications for its 2012-2013 Junior Captain program. This is an exceptional opportunity for young people, ages 9-18, with type 1 diabetes.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. Last week's poll asked readers when they think that type 1 diabetes will be cured. This week's poll asks readers how concerned they are about their children being able to pay for their diabetes care products when they are adults.
  2. The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes Through the Looking Glass: Seeing diabetes from your child's perspective by Dr Rachel Besser.
  3. 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."
  4. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you glance at the digital thermostat, which reads 68, and immediately run for glucose tabs. See more parent humor.
  5. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  6. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    When does the extended dose start working? Is it immediately or one hour after the bolus?
    See the answer.
  7. From the CWD Forums

  8. From the CWD Forums:
    "Hi mom..I'm over 300+" at school call...
  9. Advocacy and Fundraising

  10. JDRF is seeking your help to call your elected officials and urge continued funding for the Special Diabetes Program.
  11. Diabetes Blogs and Social Media

  12. Open letter to NPR about Diabetes Social Media piece.
  13. Social Media Help Diabetes Patients (And Drugmakers) Connect.
  14. DSMA Live with Mary Podjasek.
  15. Taking an Insulin Pump Hiatus? Hey, There’s an App for That!
  16. Woman recalls more than 50 years with diabetes.
  17. Unsung Heroes.
  18. PWD in the Wild.
  19. When life is lived one needle at a time.
  20. A Maths Test, a White Witch and the Dark Art of Diabetes.
  21. Off Road Vacation with a Child with Type 1 Diabetes: Is it okay?
  22. We must all fight the deadly ignorance about Type 1 diabetes.
  23. A Brother’s Christmas Wish for his Sister ... and an Answer that will Touch Your Heart.
  24. Products, Services and Books

  25. Readi Paks are new diabetes carrying cases sold by Sanofi-Aventis.
  26. Research

  27. An Online Failure Detection Method of the Glucose Sensor-Insulin Pump System: Improved Overnight Safety of Type-1 Diabetic Subjects.
  28. Influenza A viruses grow in human pancreatic cells and cause pancreatitis and diabetes in an animal model. See also Diabetes linked to flu.
  29. Screening for insulinoma antigen 2 and zinc transporter 8 autoantibodies: a cost-effective and age-independent strategy to identify rapid progressors to clinical onset among relatives of type 1 diabetic patients.
  30. Daily Care

  31. Effect of Sitagliptin on post-prandial glucagon and GLP-1 levels in patients with type 1 diabetes: Investigator-initiated, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.
  32. The impact of blood glucose and HbA(1c) goals on glycaemic control in children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes.
  33. Early signs of atherosclerosis are associated with insulin resistance in non-obese adolescent and young adults with type 1 diabetes.
  34. How poorer quality of life in adolescence predicts subsequent type 1 diabetes management and control.
  35. Disturbed eating behaviours and thoughts in Australian adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
  36. Differential associations between depressive symptoms and glycaemic control in outpatients with diabetes.
  37. Fathers' encounter of support from paediatric diabetes teams; the tension between general recommendations and personal experience.
  38. Prevalence of ketoacidosis at diagnosis of childhood onset Type 1 diabetes in Wales from 1991 to 2009 and effect of a publicity campaign.
  39. Celiac

  40. Mucosal healing and mortality in coeliac disease.
  41. Capsule endoscopy in adult celiac disease: a potential role in equivocal cases of celiac disease?
  42. Might gluten traces in wheat substitutes pose a risk in patients with celiac disease? A population-based probabilistic approach to risk estimation.
  43. Devastating impact of celiac disease.
  44. Legal and Legislative

  45. Saturday’s letters: Hold Alberta Tories to insulin-pump promise.
  46. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  47. Learning to cope and finding hope.
  48. CdM's Reinhardt shows he can't be stopped.
  49. Langford girl takes Type 1 to the masses.
  50. Living with juvenile diabetes a constant learning curve.
  51. Diabetes dogs: K9 insulin monitors.
  52. Compassionate canine.
  53. Donors help girl, 6, get diabetes alert dog.
  54. Cord blood may be the key to beating type 1 diabetes.
  55. Couple in diabetes prayer death going before state Supreme Court.
  56. Press Releases

  57. Novo Nordisk to create the world's first all-diabetes professional cycling team. See also World’s first diabetic cycling team to ‘rebuild’ sport’s image after Lance Armstrong affai.
  58. Diabetics Have Prospects For Better Self-monitoring Based On Texas A&M Research.

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