Of Continuing Interest
- Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life Orlando 2014, to be held at the Marriott World Center Resort in Orlando, Florida, from July 1-6, 2014. Conference registration is now open.
- The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is once again offering scholarships to CWD's Friends for Life Orlando 2014
- UK families are invited to CWD's Friends for Life UK 2014 conference, to be held at the Beaumont House, Old Windsor, Berkshire, from August 15-17, 2014. Beaumont House is accepting room reservations now, and conference registration will be online in February.
Other Stories of Continuing Interest
- Applications for College Scholarships from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation are now being accepted and must be received by April 15, 2014.
- Coming to Friends for Life Orlando 2014? Please join your friends at the Diabetes Scholars Foundation's Party Polynesian Style Fundraiser.
- Applications for the 2014 Students With Diabetes Internship Program are due by February 3, 2014.
- The FDA has issues Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose Test Systems for Over-the-Counter Use Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff. See also Proposed New Meter Guidance from FDA: +/- 15% OTC and +/- 10% In Clinic.
- Awareness Saves Lives is working to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of undiagnosed type 1 diabetes. See also Ignoring the Top 3 Signs of Diabetes Can Be Fatal.
New This Week
- Diabetes Care Entering 2014: More Ranting.
- Tandem Diabetes Care Expands Voluntary Recall for Select Lots of Insulin Cartridges Used with t:slim Insulin Pump.
- Last week's poll asked our readers about the insulins they use. This week's poll asks our our readers about how much insulin they use each day.
- The Featured Book of the Week is A First Book for Understanding Diabetes (companion to the 12th Edition of "Understanding Diabetes") by H. Peter Chase, MD and David M. Maahs, MD, PhD.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
One evening at bedtime, my eight year old daughter was playing hide and seek under the blankets on the bed. When I entered the room to look for her, you would not have known by looking at the bed that she was under the blankets. However, the dead giveaway was her pump laying out from under the blankets, which she didn't realize. I immediately burst out laughing and said, "Your pump gave you away." Now it has become a big joke at bedtime.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your six year old runs to the bathroom yelling "I've got to go Type 2!" See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
I've heard that less than 25% of contributions to JDRF and others are actually going toward cure funding. Why is there so much emphasis on treating the disease rather than curing it?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Denied after-school care due to Diabetes
- Bret Michaelsâ€™ Life Rocks Foundation is now accepting 2014 applications to send children with diabetes to summer camp.
- Snowboarder hosts camp for kids with type 1 diabetes.
- Camps for kids with diabetes offer a great learning experience. We've updated our list of camps to help you find a camp near you. Many camps have updated schedules.
- Make plans to attend The JDRF TypeOneNation DC Research Summit, to be held at the Bethesda North Marriott on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Attendance is free.
Diabetes in School
- The American Diabetes Association and College Diabetes Network are hosting a webinar on Know Your Rights-for College Students with Diabetes on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, from 8:00-9:00 PM Eastern time.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- I Am Not Diabetes.
- If I Knew Then: Continuous Glucose Monitoring â€“ Dexcom.
- Highlights from Doug Meltonâ€™s Work to Cure Diabetes.
- When Routine is Not So Routine.
- The Friday Six: Eyeballs, You Balls, We All Balls for Eyeballs!
- My Medtronic Diabetes Advocate Forum Post 1: The Things I Can't Stop Thinking About!
Products, Services and Books
- Ballerina Dreams is a new book for young kids and tweens by Zippora Karz.
- Surviving the shot: A diabeticâ€™s journey.
- Pancreatic biopsies in type 1 diabetes: revisiting the myth of Pandora's box.
- Impaired left ventricular function and myocardial blood flow reserve in patients with long-term type 1 diabetes and no significant coronary artery disease: Associations with protein glycation. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Insulin pump use in pregnancy is associated with lower HbA1c without increasing the rate of severe hypoglycaemia or diabetic ketoacidosis in women with type 1 diabetes.
- Impact of insulins: glulisine and aspart on postprandial glycemia after a high glycemic index meal in children with type 1 diabetes.
- Higher risk of microvascular complications in smokers with type 1 diabetes despite intensive insulin therapy.
- Personality and self-esteem in emerging adults with Type 1 diabetes.
- Glycemic control and all-cause mortality risk in type 1 diabetes patients: the EURODIAB Prospective Complications Study.
- All-cause mortality in a population-based type 1 diabetes cohort in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Usefulness of Symptoms to Screen for Celiac Disease.
- Diagnosis and classification of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.
- Coeliac disease: an old or a new disease? History of a pathology.
- Predictors of persistent villous atrophy in coeliac disease: a population-based study.
- Gluten-Free Glutton: Tax time an even bigger headache for celiacs.
- Transition to a Gluten-Free Diet.
Legal and Legislative
- TN bill would let teachers, coaches give insulin injections.
- Diabetes Management In Schools.
- Bill would put diabetic supplies in public schools.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Google contact lens could be option for diabetics. See also NewsFlash: Google Is Developing Glucose-Sensing Contact Lenses! and Googleâ€™s Diabetes Contacts Are Cool, but Iâ€™d Rather Just Have a Cure.
- Is there connection between Type 1 diabetes and cleanliness? Finland serves as a model.
- Six-Time Ironman and Type 1 Diabetes Athlete Sebastien Sasseville to Take on Solo 7500 km Run Across Canada.
- Diabetes Danger.
- Changing diabetic lifestyles one data entry at a time with mobile apps.
- Dexcom files for patent for smartphone-connected continuous glucose monitoring.
- Two Little Boys With Type-1 Diabetes Started An Adorable Long-Distance Friendship On Instagram.
- First Production 2015 Ford Mustang Raises $300,000 for Charity.
- Joslin Diabetes Center Teams with Glooko on Next Generation Diabetes Management Solution.
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