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
- Support Medicare Coverage of Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM). (This is really important.)
- Tell your diabetes team about ISPAD's 40th Anniversary Conference taking place next week 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.
New This Week
- Want to relive the FFL 2014 banquet? Be sure to see the FFL Flash Mob 2014 video.
- Last week's poll asked our readers who use a Dexcom CGM about CGM in the Cloud. This week's poll asks our readers if their child has a 504 plan at school.
- The Featured Book of the Week is A First Book for Understanding Diabetes (companion to the 13th Edition of "Understanding Diabetes") by H. Peter Chase, MD and David M. Maahs, MD, PhD.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
One evening during the dinner rush, I asked my diabetic 4-year-old Emma to get the twins some Cheerios so they would stop crying. The crying didn't stop right away, and when I looked over at the twins in their high chairs, they were really frustrated and mad. Emma was sitting just out of their reach, meticulously measuring out their Cheerios into bowls with a tablespoon. She wanted to make sure they "weren't eating too many carbs, Mommy!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your non-diabetic children run around with used infusion sets hanging out of the waist of their pants telling their diabetic sister that they just changed their sites. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Diagnosed with type 1 in July 2011, my daughter has tested negative for all antibodies so the doctor has classified her as type 1b. Can you tell me more about this type of diabetes? Could she have some other condition requiring her to take insulin?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
At what Ketone level is your T1D sent home?
Support and Advocacy
- The American Board for Child Diabetics (ABCD) offers supplies for people in need.
Studies and Surveys
- 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. The researchers are particularly interested in children with T1D who are 4-5 years old. The study is being conducted at the Barbara Davis Center in Denver, Nemours in Jacksonville, the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, the University of Florida in Gainesville, SUNY in Buffalo, the University of Indiana in Indianapolis and Yale University in Connecticut. If you are interested in learning more about this study, please visit http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01997411?term=amg504-1&rank=3
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- Top Eight Tips for Managing Diabetes on an Affordable Budget.
- A Human's Resilient, One Hundred Percent!
- Clever Ways to Get Diabetes Supplies & Devices to Those in Need.
- The Numbers of Shame and Blame: How Stigma Affects Patients and Diabetes Management.
- Diabetes Is Already Psychologically Demanding, So Cut the Stigma Too.
- Pancreum Progress Report: Wearable Closed-Loop System Now a Prototype.
- Medtronic MiniMed - Junior Cup Diabetes Day 1.
- Quantification of the Glycemic Response to Microdoses of Subcutaneous Glucagon at Varying Insulin Levels.
- Glucagon in the Artificial Pancreas: Supply and Marketing Challenges.
- New insulin glargine 300 U/mL provides a more even activity profile and prolonged glycemic control at steady state compared with insulin glargine 100 U/mL.
- End stage renal disease and survival in people with diabetes: a national database linkage study. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Islet and Stem Cell Encapsulation for Clinical Transplantation.
- Lack of Evidence for a Role of Islet Autoimmunity in the Aetiology of Canine Diabetes Mellitus.
- In patients with type 1 diabetes simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation preserves long-term kidney graft ultrastructure and function better than transplantation of kidney alone.
- Tracking of Metabolic Control from Childhood to Young Adulthood in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Relationships of diabetes-specific emotional distress, depression, anxiety, and overall well-being with HbA1c in adult persons with type 1 diabetes.
- Motivational interviewing to promote adherence behaviors in pediatric type 1 diabetes.
- Pulmonary function in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Mutatis mutandis: Are we diagnosing too many people with non-celiac gluten sensitivity? Multiple case report. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Factors associated with long diagnostic delay in celiac disease.
- Facing Mount Kilimanjaro - with Celiac Disease.
- More Than a Fad: How going gluten-free saved my life.
- Gluten-free beer options expand, but which ones really taste good?
Legal and Legislative
- Feds green-light exemption for truckers with diabetes.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Targeting 'diabetes distress,' depression with more screenings.
- Jerry the Bear can help kids manage type 1 diabetes.
- Diabetes hero receives award from PM.
- Hudson boy is ambassador for Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.
- Bupa Great Birmingham Run: Lyndsay takes on 13-miler despite diabetes.
- Living with Type 1 diabetes: A dancer's story.
- NZ scientists in diabetes breakthrough.
- A glucose meter of a different color provides continuous monitoring.
- FDA allows marketing of first ZnT8Ab autoantibody test to help diagnose type 1 diabetes.
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