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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. Support Medicare Coverage of Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM). (This is really important.)
  4. 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
  5. 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. We have a collection of photos from our Friends for Life UK 2014 conference, recently held in Old Windsor, UK.
  2. Last week's poll asked our readers how diabetes has affected their children who do not have it. This week's poll asks our readers who use a Dexcom CGM about CGM in the Cloud.
  3. The Featured Book of the Week is Taking Diabetes to School by Kim Gosselin.
  4. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    It was shortly before noon and my 6 year old told me that she felt low, so she grabbed her monitor and tested her blood sugar. She announced that her blood sugar was 33 so I panicked and grabbed a glucose tablet and juice box. After I juiced her up, I tested her again to see if her blood sugar had come up and the monitor now read "HI". I checked her previous reading and the monitor read "303". I guess in her little mind's eye it read 30 3. This will be a family favorite for years to come.
  5. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you find used infusion sets tied to the furniture as toys for the new kitten. See more parent humor.
  6. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  7. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My teen son will not test before eating or going to bed; he just doesn't care any more, lies about his readings. How should I handle this? Is this normal?
    See the answer.
  8. From the CWD Forums

  9. From the CWD Forums:
    Charging for CGM download?
  10. Support and Advocacy

  11. Back from CWD and want a Joe Solowiejczyk fix? Here he is talking about Friends for Life. Still want more? He will be our guest on DSMALive 'Rents Monday talking about his exciting new project for families with T1D. 9:00 PM Eastern.
  12. Studies and Surveys

  13. 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.
  14. Diabetes Blogs and Social Media

  15. Dexcom G4 Review — from a Parent's Perspective.
  16. About the Bionic Pancreas | Just Talking Podcast.
  17. Endurance Activity and Type 1 Diabetes: Team Blood Glucose on the Diabetes Grand Tour.
  18. Abbott's Novel Glucose Sensing Technology, the "Freestyle Libre" system, is Set To Release in Europe Later this Year.
  19. Running a Marathon with Type 1 Diabetes.
  20. Swimming Around Key West with Type 1 Diabetes: 9 Things We Learned.
  21. Novel Stem-Cell Therapy for a Type 1 Diabetes Cure Seeks FDA Approval for Clinical Trials.
  22. {Diabetes At School} Lilly Diabetes Books Online.
  23. 29 Things Only a Person with Diabetes Would Understand.
  24. Research

  25. Effect of Local Heating on Postprandial Blood Glucose Excursions Using the InsuPad Device: Results of an Outpatient Crossover Study.
  26. The prevalence of type 1 diabetes mellitus among 15-34-year-aged Lithuanian inhabitants during 1991-2010.
  27. Study of factors influencing susceptibility and age at onset of type 1 diabetes: A review of data from Continental Italy and Sardinia. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  28. Long-term outcomes of clinical transplantation of pancreatic islets with uncontrolled donors after cardiac death: a multicenter experience in Japan.
  29. Distinct clinical and laboratory characteristics of latent autoimmune diabetes in adults in relation to type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  30. Timing of complementary food introduction and age at diagnosis of type 1 diabetes: the SEARCH nutrition ancillary study (SNAS).
  31. The pathogenic mechanism of diabetes varies with the degree of overexpression and oligomerization of human amylin in the pancreatic islet β cells. See also Scientists show both types of diabetes are caused by same underlying mechanism.
  32. Daily Care

  33. Accuracy of two Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) systems; a direct comparison in clinical research centre and daily life conditions.
  34. A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Sensor-Augmented Insulin Pump Therapy and Automated Insulin Suspension versus Standard Pump Therapy for Hypoglycemic Unaware Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
  35. Fifteen-year follow-up of quality of life in type 1 diabetes mellitus. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  36. Poorer glycaemic control in type 1 diabetes is associated with reduced self-management and poorer perceived health: A cross-sectional study.
  37. Current use of metformin in addition to insulin in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus: an analysis based on a large diabetes registry in Germany and Austria.
  38. The effect of obesity and type 1 diabetes on renal function in children and adolescents.
  39. Celiac

  40. Prevalence of celiac disease autoimmunity in children with type 1 diabetes: regional variations across the Øresund strait between Denmark and southernmost Sweden.
  41. Gluten-free diet and quality of life in celiac disease. Free full text available in HTML and PubReader formats.
  42. Krystal Marshall keeps celiac in check with gluten-free diet.
  43. Should you be going gluten-free?
  44. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  45. Diabetic teen kicked out of Delsea Drive-In for candy contraband.
  46. Diabetes Cycling Team Prepares for USA Pro Challenge.
  47. Keeping tabs on Type 1 diabetes.
  48. Type 1 Diabetes Not Just For The Young Anymore.
  49. IndyCar's Kimball teams with NBA great Wilkins, promote diabetes awareness at Milwaukee Mile.
  50. Cameron award for 'amazing' diabetes campaigning mum.
  51. Challenges of Type 1 diabetes can't keep Calgary's.
  52. Young Josh picked to represent UK.
  53. New mum who blamed tiredness and weight loss on the demands of motherhood dies from undiagnosed diabetes aged 26.
  54. Press Releases

  55. Type 1 Diabetes Treatment Funded by California Stem Cell Agency Cleared To Begin Clinical Trial. See also JDRF Partner ViaCyte to Immediately Initiate Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trial and the JDRF: Encapsulation video.

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