Of Continuing Interest
- 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.
Other Stories of Continuing Interest
- Tell your diabetes team about ISPAD's 40th Anniversary Conference taking place in Toronto, Canada from September 3 â€“ 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 www.ispad.org/2014.
- The FDA has proposed new guidance for Medical Device Data Systems or MDDS. These are systems that, in the FDA words, facilitate, â€śthe electronic transfer or exchange of medical device data from a medical device, without altering the function or parameters of any connected devices.â€ť 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
- Our photo album from Friends for Life 2014 includes over 1,000 pictures.
- Support Medicare Coverage of Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM). (This is really important.)
- Last week's poll asked our readers if their child's school district trains teachers, coaches, and other non-nurse staff to give insulin. This week's poll asks our readers how diabetes has affected their children who do not have it.
- The Featured Book of the Week is How Many Carbs is a Booger? by Richard and Rania Morrill, illustrated by Aaron Kraten.
- 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 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.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My 12-year-old son often forgets to bolus for his snacks. Is there a way to use his pump or iPod or something else to help remind him to do so?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Suggestions for including CGM in 504 plan for non-independent 10 year old w/fabulous school nurse
Support and Advocacy
- Why do we need better and more effective diabetes advocacy?
Studies and Surveys
- 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.
Diabetes in School
- Off to College with Diabetes | Tips for Parents.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- Talking Diabetes Shop with JDRF's New (Interim?) CEO Derek Rapp and New JDRF Leader Looks to the Future (Part 2) offer insight into JDRF's new leader.
- diaTribe Visits the "Bio-Panky" Kid Trials at Camp Joslin.
- Making Sense of Medicare, CGMs, and Why It Matters.
- Clouding on the Road.
- Bionic: The Data.
- T-Slim - I'm beginning to love you....
- NewsFlash from AADE: Diabetes Data Breaking Free!
- Novo Retiring Venerable FlexPen for New Touch.
Products, Services and Books
- Class 2 Device Recall Medtronic MiniMed Guardian Monitor.
- Incidence and temporal trends of childhood type 1 diabetes between 1975 and 2012 in Navarre (Spain).
- Preliminary Evaluation of a New Semi-Closed-Loop Insulin Therapy System Over the Prandial Period in Adult Patients With Type 1 Diabetes: The WP6.0 Diabeloop Study.
- A CD40-targeted peptide controls and reverses type 1 diabetes in NOD mice.
- Patient Behaviors Associated with Optimum Glycemic Outcomes with Sensor-Augmented Pump Therapy: Insights from the Star 3 Study. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Personal Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Patients 65 years Old and Older. Free full text available in PDF format.
- The Effectiveness and Risks of Programming an Insulin Pump to Counteract the Dawn Phenomenon in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Clinical Evaluation of the Use of a Multifunctional Remotely Controlled Insulin Pump: Multicenter Observational Study.
- Insulin pump therapy: impact on the lives of children/young people with diabetes mellitus and their parents.
- Change in adiposity minimally affects the lipid profile in youth with recent onset type 1 diabetes.
- Assessment of habitual physical activity in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- The Association between Body Mass Index and Physical Activity, and Body Image, Self Esteem and Social Support in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Fear of Needles in Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus on Multiple Daily Injections (MDI) and Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII). Free full text available in PDF format.
- Associations of Parent-Adolescent Relationship Quality With Type 1 Diabetes Management and Depressive Symptoms in Latino and Caucasian Youth.
- Prevalence of diabetic retinopathy within a national diabetic retinopathy screening service.
- Pregnancy Complications and Adverse Birth Outcomes Among Women With Celiac Disease: A Population-Based Study From England.
- Coeliac autoimmunity in type I diabetes mellitus.
Legal and Legislative
- New rules let teachers give insulin shots.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Moms With Type 1 Kids Losing Sleep.
- Jerry the Bear Using Bitcoin to Help Children With Type 1 Diabetes.
- Sanofi wins right to market MannKind's inhaled insulin drug Afrezza.
- Family: Girl's Bionic Pancreas Trial Saving Lives.
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