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Of Continuing Interest

    CWD Events

  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.
  2. Other Stories of Continuing Interest

  3. Tell your diabetes team about ISPAD's 40th Anniversary Conference taking place in Toronto, Canada from September 3 – 6, 2014. ISPAD is the only international organization dedicated to the care of children and adolescents with diabetes and this conference is not to be missed! For the scientific program and registration details, visit
  4. The FDA has proposed new guidance for Medical Device Data Systems or MDDS. These are systems that, in the FDA words, facilitate, “the electronic transfer or exchange of medical device data from a medical device, without altering the function or parameters of any connected devices.” In other words provide second screens for information. FDA is proposing lessening the regulatory process for MDDS as they introduce little additional risk. Please take a moment and add your comments.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. Last week's poll asked our readers how they get their HbA1c measured. This week's poll asks our readers if their child's school district trains teachers, coaches, and other non-nurse staff to give insulin.
  2. The Featured Book of the Week is Balancing Diabetes: Conversations about finding happiness and living well by Kerri Sparling.
  3. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    We recently moved to a new home with pool. I was getting ready to take my non-diabetic 3 year old swimming. She was waiting patiently on the deck while I checked the chlorine level with a pool test-strip. She watches me read the strip and then says, "Can we swim mommy or does the pool have ketones?"
  4. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you reach under his blankets to find the remote to turn of his T.V. and accidentally grab his pump instead! See more parent humor.
  5. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  6. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    I will be on steroids for at least six months due to pertussis. My A1c has always been under 7.1 and I am wondering about the effects of the steroids. Will I be more prone to DKA?
    See the answer.
  7. From the CWD Forums

  8. From the CWD Forums:
    Any High school or college age using the CGM in a Cloud?
  9. Support and Advocacy

  10. Two Minute Diabetes Advocacy: CGM Medicare Coverage. See also Help People with Diabetes Access Care Data; Medicare CGM Coverage.
  11. Studies and Surveys

  12. Asante Solutions, maker of the Snap Insulin Pump, is interested in getting your thoughts and feedback on some potential enhancements to their pump for their product roadmap. This survey will ask about some demographic info regarding you or your child, your tastes and preferences as a consumer, your experience with insulin pumps, if any, as well as your opinions about insulin pumps. Asante very much appreciates your participation -- it will be very valuable as they work to continuously improve the Snap pump. Please take a couple minutes and take our online survey.
  13. Diabetes in School

  14. With school about to begin in the US, parents are encouraged to review Diabetes Resources for Schools and Youth.
  15. When the Schoo's Not Playing Nice.
  16. Back to School with Diabetes | The Basics.
  17. Diabetes Blogs and Social Media

  18. Bionic: Still Alive!
  19. What I Wish I'd Known When my Child was Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
  20. 5 Things Diabetic Parents Want To Tell Their Children.
  21. Tandem Diabetes Pump/CGM Combo News – Plus An Inside Look!
  22. Second Screen, Second Sight.
  23. Doctor 8.
  24. Diabetes Videos

  25. Keba Arnold is a television anchor recently diagnosed with type 1 after being misdiagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
  26. Research

  27. MD-Logic Overnight Control for 6 Weeks of Home Use in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes: Randomized Crossover Trial.
  28. Maternal anxiety about a child's diabetes risk in the TEDDY study: the potential role of life stress, postpartum depression, and risk perception.
  29. Incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus in 0 to 14-yr-old children in Croatia - 2004 to 2012 study.
  30. Accuracy of a New Patch Pump Based on a Microelectromechanical System (MEMS) Compared to Other Commercially Available Insulin Pumps: Results of the First In Vitro and In Vivo Studies.
  31. Mode of Obstetrical Delivery and Type 1 Diabetes: A Sibling Design Study.
  32. Islet Transplantation at the Dresden Diabetes Center: Five Years' Experience.
  33. NIH Clinical Islet Transplantation Consortium Trial in T1D. See also Girl Power: Islet Transplants from Women Donors Work Better.
  34. The NIH has issued a grant request for Advanced Clinical Trials to test Artificial Pancreas Device Systems in Type 1 Diabetes.
  35. Daily Care

  36. Health-related quality of life in preschool children with Type 1 diabetes.
  37. Parents' information and support needs when their child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes: a qualitative study.
  38. Identifying monogenic diabetes in a pediatric cohort with presumed type 1 diabetes.
  39. Effects of Delayed Gastric Emptying on Postprandial Glucose Kinetics, Insulin Sensitivity and Beta Cell Function.
  40. Insulin pump treatment; increasing prevalence, and predictors for better metabolic outcome in Danish children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
  41. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) preserves axonal function in Type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  42. Insulin Degludec Versus Insulin Glargine in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Meta-Analysis of Endpoints in Phase 3a Trials.
  43. Baseline diabetic knowledge after 5-day teaching program is an independent predictor of subclinical macroangiopathy in patients with type 1 diabetes (Poznan Prospective Study).
  44. Barriers and facilitators associated with attendance at hospital diabetes clinics among young adults (15-30 years) with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review.
  45. Assessing endothelial dysfunction in adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus using a non-invasive heat stimulus.
  46. Celiac

  47. Can Celiac Serology Alone be Used as a Marker of Duodenal Mucosal Recovery in Children with Celiac Disease on a Gluten-Free Diet?
  48. Tetramer-visualized gluten-specific CD4+ T cells in blood as a potential diagnostic marker for coeliac disease without oral gluten challenge.
  49. Gluten-free label rule to take effect, but its use won't be mandatory.
  50. Legal and Legislative

  51. New Law to Allow Diabetics to Inject Insulin Anywhere.
  52. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  53. Ravenna teen won't let diabetes put brakes on future plans.
  54. Diabetes no obstacle for Team Novo Nordisk.
  55. Balancing Type 1 diabetes with busy middle-school life.
  56. Family adapting after one twin daughter diagnosed with juvenile diabetes.
  57. Local student with diabetes to be honored at stock car race.
  58. Learning to be active with diabetes.
  59. Surrey diabetic pupil to get medical help at school.

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