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  1. Accuracy of test strips in the US matters. Please do your part by writing your elected officials.
  2. Last week's poll asked readers how often they check their blood sugar before they drive. This week's poll asks parents if they have a 504 plan for their child at school.
  3. The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes Care at School: Bridging the Gap by Salus Education, LLC.
  4. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My 4 year old daughter was diagnosed in November. Yesterday she came out of the washroom and announced very proudly, "Mummy, I tested my pee-tones. They were negative."
  5. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your son without diabetes comes out of the bathroom at the age of 3 and announces that he thinks he has diabetes -- "Oh, no, I mean diarrhea!" See more parent humor.
  6. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  7. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    How can we train our son to feel highs and lows so he can take care of himself when he goes off to college next year?
    See the answer.
  8. From the CWD Forums

  9. From the CWD Forums:
    Low GI foods at breakfast?
  10. Studies and Surveys

  11. The ENDIA (Environmental Determinants of Islet Autoimmunity) is Australia's largest study into the causes of Type 1 Diabetes. See if you can help.
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. Diabetes in School

  18. With kids returning to school, be sure to check out our Sample 504 plans.
  19. Diabetes Blogs and Social Media

  20. On Being An Athlete.
  21. Madness in the Method.
  22. Teen Years: Struggle for Independence.
  23. Trial Shows Teplizumab Slows the Progression of Type 1 Diabetes.
  24. Best of the ‘Betes Blogs: July Edition.
  25. ANNOUNCING: The 2013 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Scholarship Contest Winners!
  26. Research

  27. Decreased cord-blood phospholipids in young age at onset type 1 diabetes.
  28. Night glucose control with MD-Logic artificial pancreas in home setting: a single blind, randomized crossover trial-interim analysis.
  29. Type 1 Diabetes Study Identifies Subset of Patients With Strong Response to Therapy.
  30. Physical Activity Measured by Physical Activity Monitoring System Correlates with Glucose Trends Reconstructed from Continuous Glucose Monitoring.
  31. Comparison of Physical Activity Sensors and Heart Rate Monitoring for Real-Time Activity Detection in Type 1 Diabetes and Control Subjects.
  32. Environmental determinants of islet autoimmunity (ENDIA): a pregnancy to early life cohort study in children at-risk of type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format.
  33. Daily Care

  34. Acute metabolic effects of exenatide in patients with Type 1 Diabetes with and without residual insulin to oral and IV glucose challenges.
  35. Disturbed Eating Behavior and Omission of Insulin in Adolescents Receiving Intensified Insulin Treatment.
  36. Chronic fatigue in type 1 diabetes: highly prevalent but not explained by hyperglycaemia or glucose variability.
  37. Detection of vascular risk markers in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
  38. Pediatric diabetes consortium T1D New Onset (NeOn) study: clinical outcomes during the first year following diagnosis.
  39. Impaired skin microcirculation in paediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Free full text available in PDF format.
  40. Ethnic differences in glycemic control and diabetic ketoacidosis rate among children with diabetes mellitus type 1 in the Negev area. Free full text available in PDF format.
  41. Achieving the management goals of type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents: is it feasible?
  42. Celiac

  43. Correlation between antibodies and histology in celiac disease: Incidence of celiac disease is higher than expected in the pediatric population.
  44. The 15th International Celiac Disease Symposium will be held from September 22-25, 2013 in Chicago.
  45. Gluten-free foods are more than a fad for celiac sufferers.
  46. Low-Gluten Communion Wafers Now At A Parish Near You.
  47. Legal and Legislative

  48. Law aims to protect NJ diabetics from accidental drunken driving charges.
  49. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  50. Insulin pumps 'better than injections' for type 1 diabetes.
  51. Insulin pumps 'give back life'.
  52. Living with diabetes.

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