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Of Continuing Interest

    CWD Events

  1. Join your CWD friends and family for a Memorial Day Weekend at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida!
  2. 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.
  3. The Diabetes Scholars Foundation is once again offering scholarships to CWD's Friends for Life Orlando 2014
  4. Coming to Friends for Life Orlando 2014? Please join your friends at the Diabetes Scholars Foundation's Party Polynesian Style Fundraiser.
  5. Other Stories of Continuing Interest

  6. We added new photo galleries from Friends for Life 2013, Friends for Life 2012, Friends for Life 2011, and Friends for Life 2010.
  7. Applications for College Scholarships from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation are now being accepted and must be received by April 15, 2014.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Anaheim 2014 conference, to be held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California, from October 24-26, 2014. Note that attendance is limited at this event.
  2. CWD readers are strongly encouraged to comment to FDA on glucose meter accuracy and post-marketing reporting. Learn about the issue at COMMENT to FDA / two minutes helps shape diabetes testing, and then add your voice on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Feedback Form for Blood Glucose Monitoring Test Systems for Prescription Point-of-Care Use; Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability.
  3. A CALL TO ACTION! Donate Now to The Boston University Bionic Pancreas Project.
  4. An Initiative Created: Now it’s UP TO ALL OF US. PLEASE SHARE EVERYWHERE. See also Get Diabetes Right.
  5. Last week's poll asked our readers if they are concerned about the accuracy of their glucose meter. This week's poll asks our readers how often they download their glucose meter at home.
  6. The Featured Book of the Week is Kids First Diabetes Second: Tips for Parents a Child with Type 1 Diabetes by Leighann Calentine.
  7. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    Our son, Bryce is 2 1/2 and was diagnosed at 9 months. Bryce has three friends in the neighborhood that all get together and play throughout the week. When Bryce needs a check, I go to him with the kit and he stops for a minute while we do our business. One day while waiting for the meter reading, I glanced up and his three friend were all standing their with their fingers out to be checked too! Talk about moral support!
  8. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your 10-year-old daughter looks at a beautiful, pinkish-purple sunset and declares, "That is so pretty! It looks like an infected site!" See more parent humor.
  9. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  10. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    After an up and down night of blood sugars, my adult daughter could not communicate with me, as if her brain were malfunctioning. She returned to normal after several hours and hospital tests. Is this common in long term diabetics with erratic blood sugars?
    See the answer.
  11. From the CWD Forums

  12. From the CWD Forums:
    Basal on pump v. Lantus
  13. Studies and Surveys

  14. A clinical study for a new needle-free glucagon for treatment of severe hypoglycemia in children is being conducted at several centers in the US. Of particular interest is kids ages 4-7. If you are interested in learning more about this study, please visit
  15. PediaConnect, an early stage company with headquarters in Silicon Valley, is running an online survey for parents of kids with type 1 diabetes.
  16. Diabetes Blogs and Social Media

  17. Dr. Ed Damiano presents next set of bionic pancreas study results at ATTD.
  18. FDA and Patient Live Chat: The Recap. See also the Twitter feed (#DOCasksFDA).
  19. Medtronic CareLink and Browsers of Yesterday.
  20. The Art of Compliance.
  21. I’m Sorry, Doctor, but I Disagree with You.
  22. The Three Year Diabetes Honeymoon.
  23. Dying of type 1 diabetes.
  24. “I Feel Low”: A Diabetes Disney Parody.
  25. Sex and T1: A Touchy Topic.
  26. Products, Services and Books

  27. Casey Steffen, M.Sci, seeks your help in funding a 3D HbA1c Teaching Model.
  28. Research

  29. Inhaled Insulin Clears Hurdle Toward F.D.A. Approval.
  30. Can Glucose Be Monitored Accurately at the Site of Subcutaneous Insulin Delivery? Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  31. A Novel Algorithm for Prediction and Detection of Hypoglycemia Based on Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Heart Rate Variability in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  32. Gut Microbe 'Cross Talk' in Early Life and Type 1 Diabetes. (Free Medscape membership required)
  33. Insulin-Producing Intestinal K Cells Protect NOD Mice from Autoimmune Diabetes.
  34. Hypoglycaemia and QT interval prolongation in type 1 diabetes - bridging the gap between clamp studies and spontaneous episodes.
  35. Smoking and Arterial Stiffness in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes: The SEARCH Cardiovascular Disease Study.
  36. Advanced glycation end products are associated with arterial stiffness in type 1 diabetes.
  37. Short-Term Insulin Requirements Following Gastric Bypass Surgery in Severely Obese Women with Type 1 Diabetes.
  38. Daily Care

  39. Continuous Glucose Monitors: Use of Waveform Versus Glycemic Values in the Improvements of Glucose Control, Quality of Life, and Fear of Hypoglycemia. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  40. The Relationship of Worry About Hypoglycemia With Diabetes-specific and Typical Youth Behavior Among Emerging Adults With Type 1 Diabetes.
  41. Alcohol Use Trajectories After High School Graduation Among Emerging Adults With Type 1 Diabetes.
  42. Trends in the Prevalence of Ketoacidosis at Diabetes Diagnosis: The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study.
  43. A pilot program for physical exercise promotion in adults with type 1 diabetes: the PEP-1 program.
  44. Celiac

  45. Risk of renal disease in patients with both type 1 diabetes and coeliac disease.
  46. Drs. Oz and Roizen: These gluten-free foods are worth eating.
  47. Does Glyphosate Cause Celiac Disease? Actually, No!
  48. Is Gluten Actually Bad For You?
  49. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  50. Rotavirus can speed up diabetes onset.
  51. Athlete with diabetes encourages Truro children to overcome obstacles.
  52. Ryan Reed's Race Against Diabetes.
  53. Teens with Type 1 diabetes share experiences in group run by UB medical students.
  54. Paul Sullivan of Mundelein prepares to run the London Marathon for Type 1 diabetes charity.
  55. Sister of 11-year-old with diabetes raises $110K for research.
  56. One student’s race to cure diabetes.
  57. IndyCar driver highlights Children’s Hospital’s Diabetes Fair.
  58. No more needles: Startup tests implant that can measure blood sugar for up to a year.
  59. App, doctor pep talks lower diabetes patients' blood sugar.
  60. Theater calls cops on diabetic man for bringing in strawberries. See also Diabetic Moviegoer: Theater Called Cops When I Refused to Throw Out Strawberries.

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