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  1. Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Cincinnati 2013, to be held at the Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre in West Chester, Ohio from December 6-8, 2013.
  2. Jordan is 12 and was diagnosed in November 2012.
  3. Test Strip Accuracy: Blood In, Garbage Out?
  4. Last week's poll asked readers how they get their HbA1c measured. This week's poll asks readers how diabetes has affected their children who do not have type 1.
  5. The Featured Book of the Week is Needles: A Memoir of Growing Up With Diabetes by Andie Dominick.
  6. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My wife Brenda recently had a birthday. Laura sent an email to the parents list saying "Brenda is 48" which triggered a bunch of "Oh my you're low!" responses rather than "Happy birthday" notes. The best responses were "Hypo Birthday Brenda!" and "have lots of cake - you won't be 48 anymore."
  7. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your husband comes in and asks your child what they are up to and they respond "176" instead of "playing." See more parent humor.
  8. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  9. 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.
  10. From the CWD Forums

  11. From the CWD Forums:
    Have your kids ever got the 'you check too much' at the endo office speech?
  12. Diabetes Basics

  13. Foundation Data Report: The Size of the Population Impacted by Type 1 Diabetes.
  14. Studies and Surveys

  15. Leslie Liu, a PhD candidate in Biomedical and Health Informatics at the University of Washington, is conducting a survey on Staying in Touch with Friends: Technology Use by Children with Chronic Health Conditions. CWD families are encouraged to participate.
  16. The University of Pennsylvania is inviting parents of children with diabetes to participate in a survey on perceptions and behaviors relating to severe hypoglycemia. By participating in this 10 minute survey, you will be contributing valuable information to a research project about a subject that is very important to the physical and psychological safety of children with diabetes. We are looking forward to learn about your experiences!
  17. 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.
  18. TrialNet is now offering online sign up and consent for the Pathway 2 Prevention study. Families of those living with type 1 diabetes are strongly encouraged to participate.
  19. 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
  20. Diabetes in School

  21. Creating a back-to-school checklist for parents of children with diabetes.
  22. Diabetes Blogs and Social Media

  23. Wearing the Bionic Pancreas: An Interview with a User.
  24. New Diabetes Ads Get It Right with Positivity & Clarity.
  25. Living & Inspiring with Type 1 'Tonyo-byo' In Japan.
  26. A D-Parent Responds to ‘Tiger Mom’ Perception.
  27. Research

  28. Glucose-Responsive Microgels Integrated with Enzyme Nanocapsules for Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery.
  29. Risk factors and primary prevention trials for type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  30. Concordance of retinopathy and nephropathy over time in Type 1 diabetes: an analysis of data from the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial.
  31. Vitamin D in youth with Type 1 diabetes: prevalence of insufficiency and association with insulin resistance in the SEARCH Nutrition Ancillary Study.
  32. Insulin secretion and sensitivity in the prediction of type 1 diabetes in children with advanced beta-cell autoimmunity.
  33. Pediatric Diabetes Consortium Type 1 Diabetes New Onset (NeOn) Study: factors associated with HbA1c levels one year after diagnosis.
  34. Challenges and Future Directions of the T1D Exchange Clinic Network and Registry.
  35. Insulin Delivery and Glucose Monitoring Methods: Future Research Needs: Identification of Future Research Needs From Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 57. Free full text available in PDF format.
  36. Daily Care

  37. Threshold-Based Insulin-Pump Interruption for Reduction of Hypoglycemia. Free full text available in PDF format. See also ASPIRE In-Home: Rationale, Design, and Methods of a Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Automatic Insulin Suspension for Nocturnal Hypoglycemia.
  38. Hypoglycemia in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Prevention.
  39. Type 1 diabetes and living without a partner: Psychological and social aspects, self-management behaviour, and glycaemic control.
  40. Higher accuracy of self-monitoring of blood glucose in insulin-treated patients in Germany: clinical and economical aspects.
  41. SMBG Out of Control: The Need for Educating Patients About Control Solution.
  42. Importance of manually entering blood glucose readings when wireless-compatible meters are not being used with an insulin pump.
  43. Performance evaluation of three continuous glucose monitoring systems: comparison of six sensors per subject in parallel.
  44. A systematic review of physical activity and sedentary behavior intervention studies in youth with type 1 diabetes: study characteristics, intervention design, and efficacy.
  45. Risk behaviors for eating disorder in adolescents and adults with type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  46. Use of an Insulin Bolus Advisor Improves Glycemic Control in Multiple Daily Insulin Injection (MDI) Therapy Patients With Suboptimal Glycemic Control.
  47. Diabetic vitrectomy in a large type 1 diabetes patient population: long-term incidence and risk factors.
  48. Celiac

  49. Study of prevalence of celiac disease in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus: result of 10 years of follow-up.
  50. Celiac disease: A disease with varied manifestations in adults and adolescents.
  51. Biochemical modifications of gliadins induced by microbial transglutaminase on wheat flour.
  52. Everyday Life for Women With Celiac Disease.
  53. FDA defines “gluten-free” for food labeling. See also What is Gluten-Free? FDA Has an Answer and F.D.A. Sets Standard for Foods Labeled Gluten Free.
  54. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  55. Threat to diabetes sufferers as NHS rations testing strips to save money.
  56. Young mum from Caversham died from diabetes.
  57. Kimball delivers message with victory at Mid-Ohio.
  58. Finn goes to Washington: Cohasset boy represents state at Children's Congress.
  59. Quest to find a cure for daughter’s diabetes leads Barbara Weisman of Pelham into athletic challenges.
  60. Teenager works for Type I diabetes cure.
  61. Diabetic mother died due to her low blood sugar.
  62. Miss England finalist, 19, almost fell into a diabetic coma and died after her faulty insulin pump stopped working.
  63. Evie looks on bright side despite her life-changing condition.
  64. Press Releases

  65. ImmusanT Initiates Study at Joslin Diabetes Center to Investigate Relationship Between Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes.

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