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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. 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.
  6. Other Stories of Continuing Interest

  7. We added new photo galleries from Friends for Life 2013, Friends for Life 2012, Friends for Life 2011, and Friends for Life 2010.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. As a reminder, Applications for College Scholarships from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation must be received by April 15, 2014.
  2. On Saturday, April 5, 2014, The New York Times ran a front page article entitled Even Small Medical Advances Can Mean Big Jumps in Bills. There have been many responses, including:

    1. An Open Letter To The New York Times: Treating Modern-Day Diabetes With Modern-Day Therapies And Technologiess.
    2. JDRF Responds to New York Times Article “Even Small Medical Advances Can Mean Big Jumps in Bills”.
    3. An Open Letter from @AskManny, @DiabetesHF to @NYTRosenthal, @NYTimes.
    4. The Cost of Staying Alive with Diabetes: A Response to The New York Times.
    5. Even Small Medical Advances Can Mean Big Jumps in Quality of Life.
    6. Of Automobiles and Insulin Delivery.
    7. Houston, We Have a Problem. Energy Building is More Productive than Energy Knocking Down.
  3. DSMALive 'Rents: Parenting, Diabetes, NTY and more with Jeff Hitchcock.
  4. Last week's poll asked our readers how often they download their glucose meter at home. This week's poll asks our readers what they think is the hardest part of living with diabetes.
  5. The Featured Book of the Week is Balancing Diabetes: Conversations about finding happiness and living well by Kerri Sparling.
  6. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My son was at the endo yesterday and the nurse was commenting on his high readings lately. The nurse commented, "It looks like the honeymoon is over." Robbie (age 6) replied, "It can't be, I don't even have a wife yet!"
  7. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you go to tell the person in front of you that their pump tubing is hanging out, only to realize that it's the headphone wire connected to their iPod. See more parent humor.
  8. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  9. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My son has his three month check-up after diagnosis. What are some questions that I should be asking at this point? I want to be an informed patient and his advocate.
    See the answer.
  10. From the CWD Forums

  11. From the CWD Forums:
    What information would you want a "soon to be teacher" to know about Type 1 Diabetes?
  12. Studies and Surveys

  13. Michele Palk, Master of Psychology student in Toronto, Ontario, seeks kids age 10 or over to participate in a survey on their Memories of Being Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. This survey is designed to help improve how health care professionals talk with young kids about type 1 diabetes at diagnosis.
  14. Qessential Medical is conducting a confidential online study among adults who have been diagnosed with Diabetes and those caring for children who have been diagnosed with Diabetes. If you qualify and complete the online survey, you will receive a monetary incentive for your time and participation. Contact or visit for more information.
  15. 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
  16. PediaConnect, an early stage company with headquarters in Silicon Valley, is running an online survey for parents of kids with type 1 diabetes.
  17. Diabetes Blogs and Social Media

  18. Encapsulife: Diabetes Research from Outer Space.
  19. I was 6 of 17 at FDA's ADCOM on Afrezza.
  20. If I Knew Then: Diabetes Blogging.
  21. What’s Your Itch?
  22. Time for Your Type 1 Diabetes Medal?
  23. Lawrence Steinman’s ‘Reverse Vaccine’ Targets Immune Response in Type 1 Diabetes.
  24. Diabetes Videos

  25. The Value of Med Tech in Treating People with Diabetes.
  26. Research

  27. Adding Heart Rate Signal to a Control-to-Range Artificial Pancreas System Improves the Protection Against Hypoglycemia During Exercise in Type 1 Diabetes.
  28. Clinical characteristics of type 1 diabetes over a 40 year period in Turkey: secular trend towards earlier age of onset.
  29. Body mass index and retinopathy in type 1 diabetic patients. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  30. Therapy of type 1 diabetes with CD4+CD25highCD127- regulatory T cells prolongs survival of pancreatic islets - results of one year follow-up.
  31. Daily Care

  32. Effects of low dose metformin in adolescents with type I diabetes mellitus: a randomized, double-blinded placebo-controlled study.
  33. Efficacy and safety of insulin degludec given as part of basal-bolus treatment with mealtime insulin aspart in type 1 diabetes: a 26-week randomised, open-label, treat-to-target non-inferiority trial.
  34. Fifteen-year trends and predictors of preparation for pregnancy in women with pre-conception Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes: a population-based cohort study.
  35. Comparison of quality of life in a group of Lebanese type 1 diabetics on insulin pump and those on multiple daily injections.
  36. Fasting during Ramadan in adolescents with diabetes.
  37. Influence of lifestyle on the course of type 1 diabetes mellitus. Free full text available in PDF format.
  38. Structured, intensive education maximising engagement, motivation and long-term change for children and young people with diabetes: a cluster randomised controlled trial with integral process and economic evaluation - the CASCADE study.
  39. Current Trends in the Monitoring and Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy in Young Adults. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  40. Celiac

  41. Mucosal Healing in Children With Treated Celiac Disease.
  42. Celiac disease risk varies between birth cohorts, generating hypotheses about causality: evidence from 36 years of population-based follow-up. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  43. Human milk composition differs in healthy mothers and mothers with celiac disease.
  44. Palaeodiet reconstruction in a woman with probable celiac disease: A stable isotope analysis of bone remains from the archaeological site of Cosa (Italy).
  45. Clinical Utility of Celiac Disease-Associated HLA Testing.
  46. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  47. Continuous glucose monitoring in children: an interview with Terrance Gregg, CEO of Dexcom.
  48. Sansum Diabetes Research Institute Honors Retiring Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Lois Jovanovic.
  49. Morecambe boy’s brush with death after diabetes blunder.
  50. Diabetic cadet hopes to sue Ministry of Defence over army rules.
  51. Artificial pancreas crowned British invention of the year. See also DMU's artificial pancreas wins its creators Inventor of the Year award.
  52. Diabetic entrepreneur sells to growing population.
  53. Press Releases

  54. Lilly and T1D Exchange Announce Research Collaboration to Inform Development of New Initiatives to Advance Diabetes Care.

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