Back to the Home Page What's New for 3 July 2013

There will be no What's New email next week (Wednesday, July 10) due to CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2013 conference. The weekly What's New will resume on Wednesday, July 17.

Of Continuing Interest

    CWD Events

  1. 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. Note that sessions begin on Wednesday, July 10. The room block is nearly full -- register and book your room soon if you plan to attend.
  2. Coming to Friends for Life: Orlando 2013? You can help the Diabetes Scholars Foundation by attending their fundraiser, Making Magic For Many, on the evening of Saturday, July 13th.
  3. Social Media & The Monster Under the Bed: the Latest Thinking on Fearing vs. Embracing Social Media, a special event hosted by Parterning for Diabetes Change, will be webcast live on Wednesday, July 10th at 9:00 am Eastern from CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2013 conference.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. Diabetes Research Institute Presents DRI BioHub at Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Conference.
  2. Abby is nine and shares her diagnosis experience.
  3. Last week's poll asked readers if they have ever sought counseling to cope with the challenges of living with diabetes. This week's poll asks readers how they usually check for ketones.
  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 non-D daughter was writing with a mechanical pencil and constantly having trouble with the lead (the kind you insert at the writing point of the pencil). She said, "Mom, this pencil needs a new lancet!"
  6. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your 7 year old announces at school that he has lost his "site" and his classmates think he has gone blind! 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 has issues with hygiene, self-esteem, petty thefts, possibly depression, maybe related to her diabetes. Where can we find help for her?
    See the answer.
  9. From the CWD Forums

  10. From the CWD Forums:
    Curious - Has anyone switched back to MDI from the pump?
  11. Studies and Surveys

  12. Researchers from the University of Connecticut Health Center want to learn about dogs that help people with diabetes. You are invited to take part in this study if you have diabetes and have had a dog that can detect sugar levels.
  13. Going to Clara Barton Camp or Camp Joslin this summer? You can participate in the Bionic Pancreas Summer Camp Study and help bring the closed loop artificial pancreas to life.
  14. TrialNet is now offering an online and in-home screening process called Pathway 2 Prevention. Families of those living with type 1 diabetes are strongly encouraged to participate.
  15. Researchers from Palo Alto University want to hear the voices of siblings and parents of children with T1D to learn about the impact support has on their quality of life. Siblings 6-25 years are encouraged to participates, along with parents through either completing an online questionnaire or a Skype/in-person interview. For more information, email or visit
  16. Diabetes Blogs and Social Media

  17. Strip Safely is an ad hoc Diabetes Online Community (DOC) collaboration to help the general public understand that there are inaccurate blood glucose test strips. We hope to get folks involved to do something about that.
  18. Andreas Stuhr: Shifting Tides in the Diabetes Industry.
  19. JDCA: Curing Type 1 Diabetes by Redefining “Cure”.
  20. Screaming in my head No! No! No!
  21. Other Wonderful Groups Around the World Helping Children with Type 1 Diabetes.
  22. Research

  23. Feasibility of Outpatient Fully Integrated Closed-Loop Control: First studies of wearable artificial pancreas.
  24. Nutritional Factors and Preservation of C-Peptide in Youth With Recently Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes: SEARCH Nutrition Ancillary Study.
  25. Respiratory Infections in Early Life and the Development of Islet Autoimmunity in Children at Increased Type 1 Diabetes Risk. Evidence From the BABYDIET Study. see also Early Respiratory Infections Linked to Type 1 Diabetes Risk.
  26. The Prediction of Type 1 Diabetes by Multiple Autoantibody Levels and Their Incorporation Into an Autoantibody Risk Score in Relatives of Type 1 Diabetic Patients.
  27. The Association of Skin-Intrinsic Fluorescence With Type 1 Diabetes Complications in the DCCT/EDIC Study.
  28. Vitamin C further improves the protective effect of GLP-1 on the ischemia-reperfusion-like effect induced by hyperglycemia post-hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  29. Daily Care

  30. Health Care Transition in Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: Barriers to Timely Establishment of Adult Diabetes Care.
  31. Long-term Associations Between Serum Lipids and Panretinal Photocoagulation in Type 1 Diabetes.
  32. Liraglutide as Additional Treatment to Insulin in Obese Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
  33. As Facts and Chats Go Online, What Is Important for Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes? Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  34. Celiac

  35. Gluten Free Restaurant Cards for Celiacs are a great tool for anyone traveling with celiac.
  36. Arizona Blogger Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Gluten-Free Lifestyle Book.
  37. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  38. Type 1 diabetes vaccine shows promise in early study: researchers.
  39. In the Spotlight: Time for a Sleepover.
  40. Sonia Sotomayor: Her Life With Diabetes.
  41. Pharmacies unwilling to take loss on insulin for Medicare patients.
  42. Curing type 1 diabetes: an interview with Dr. Habib Zaghouani, MU School of Medicine.
  43. Idaho’s only delegate for Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes heads to Washington DC.
  44. Amina's Pas de Deux With Type 1.
  45. Madeline Kara Neumann Prayer Death: Conviction Upheld For Parents Who Only Prayed For Sick Daughter.

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