Making a Difference
This is the time of year when we reflect on the good in our lives and look forward to a better new year. As you and your family gather, I'd like to share with you some organizations that you might not know which make a big difference in the lives of families living with type 1 diabetes. This list is by no means exhaustive. There are so many other organizations, large and small, that work to improve the lives of people living with diabetes.
- The Diabetes Scholars Foundation provides scholarships for families and young adults to attend our educational conferences and provides college scholarships to young people with type 1 diabetes. Your generous donation can provide life-changing education for families.
- The Diabetes Hands Foundation works to provide social support, information, and a sense of belonging to people with diabetes and their loved ones through its two online communities, TuDiabetes (English) and EsTuDiabetes (Spanish), and through the Big Blue Test and Diabetes Advocates. Your donation will help their mission continue.
- DiabetesSisters offers a range of education and support services to help women of all ages with all types of diabetes live healthier, fuller lives. We understand the fear and isolation that often comes with living with diabetes because we are an organization that is managed by women who are living with diabetes. You can donate to DiabetesSisters to help them serve women with diabetes.
- diaTribe provides free, cutting-edge diabetes insights and actionable tips for people with diabetes. Their mission is to help individuals better understand their diabetes and to make their readers happier and healthier. You can donate to diaTribe to help them in their mission of education.
- The Bionic Pancreas project from Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital is one of several groups working to deliver automated glucose control. We've reported on their many studies and have their leaders as faculty at our conferences. You can donate to Boston University to help bring this breakthrough technology to reality.
- The College Diabetes Network works to empower and improve the lives of students living with Type 1 diabetes through peer support and access to information and resources. Your donation will help CDN make a difference in the lives of college students with type 1 diabetes.
- Life for a Child has one simple goal: no child with type 1 diabetes should die from the lack of insulin. This is a daunting task, yet the Life for a Child team now provides life-giving insulin and diabetes care supplies to over 15,000 children with type 1 diabetes living in 48 countries. Your generous gift is literally the gift of life. We will share more about Life for a Child in January as we once again look to Spare a Rose, Save a Child.
- Insulin for Life USA collects in-date and unneeded insulin, glucose test strips, and other diabetes care supplies and ships them to children and families in need living in developing countries. Your donation of money or supplies will make a difference.
- And finally, Children with Diabetes is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization devoted to providing education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes through its web site, this email newsletter, and its educational conferences in the United States, Canada, and the UK. You can help by making a tax-deductible donation today.
Of Continuing Interest
- Make plans to attend Friends for Life 2015, to be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort from Monday, July 6th, through Sunday, July 12th, 2015. Our hotel block is open for reservations and conference registration is open.
- Make plans to attend Friends for Life Canada 2015, to be held at the Marriott Gateway on the Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, from October 23-25, 2015. Our hotel block is open for reservations and conference registration is open.
New This Week
- Last week's poll asked readers if they are concerned about their child's ability to pay for diabetes supplies as a grown up. This week's poll asks readers if they would consider using diabetes medications off-label.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Cheating Destiny by James S. Hirsch.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
I just started teaching kindergarten. Since my 10-year-old son is a diabetic, the school decided to have a new student with diabetes in my class. Thing were going fine until the student decided to EAT part of a crayon and taste the glue. I looked at him and said, "Sweetie, please don't eat the art supplies. I don't know how to count the carbs for them!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when the only thing worse than a substitute teacher is a substitute school nurse. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My daughter was put on high dose estrogen pills for severe menstrual bleeding. Her blood sugars then went up, as did her A1c. Was this an appropriate treatment for a teen with type 1? Blood work also shows her AST is elevated from taking the pills. Do I need to worry about liver damage?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
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Support and Advocacy
- For 2015, Spare A Rose, which raises money for IDF's Life for a Child program, needs your help to make an even bigger difference in the lives of kids with type 1 diabetes in developing countries. Learn how to bring Spare a Rose to your office using the Spare a Rose Office Campaign Tool Kit.
Diabetes Care Products
- Timesulin Is A Timer That Snaps Onto Your Insulin Pen.
General Diabetes Information
- The Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance has published their Type 1 Diabetes State of the Cure Fall 2014.
- Anne Peters: Advances in Diabetes, 2014.
- The American Diabetes Association has published its 2015 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes.
- The Network for Pancreatic Organ donors with Diabetes works to address key immunological, histological, viral, and metabolic questions related to how type 1 diabetes develops. Learn more from JDRF nPOD Part II: Support research through organ donation.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- 8 Things Every Parent of a Child with Diabetes Needs to Hear.
- When to Grant Independence to a Child With Diabetes?
- I Tried the Artificial Pancreas and I Want It Back.
- diaTribe's Exclusive Interview with Dr. Aaron Kowalski, JDRF's First-Ever Chief Mission Officer.
- The New and Old Guard: A Year of Changing Diabetes CEOs.
- The DiabetesMine Innovation Summit: Emerging Models for Improving Life with Diabetes.
- The Year in Diabetes: Looking Back on 2014.
- 7 New Diabetes Products to Look for in 2015.
- Too Low to See the Food Right in Front of My Face.
- Why I Don't Download.
- Lilly Diabetes & Disney Bookpack Bonanza!
- Why I Miss My Artificial Pancreas.
Products, Services and Books
- MySnap Insulin Pump - Review.
- Most People With Long-Duration Type 1 Diabetes in a Large Population-Based Study Are Insulin Microsecretors. See also One in Every Three People with Type 1 Diabetes Produces Insulin Years Post-Diagnosis Largest Study to Date of Residual Insulin Production Proves Such Patients Are Not 'Exceptional'; Major Clinical and Health Policy Implications.
- Prevalence of Detectable C-peptide According to Age at Diagnosis and Duration of Type 1 Diabetes.
- Anti-thymocyte globulin/G-CSF treatment preserves beta cell function in patients with established type 1 diabetes.
- Early Childhood Gut Microbiomes Show Strong Geographic Differences Among Subjects at High Risk for Type 1 Diabetes.
- Autoantibody-defined risk for Type 1 diabetes mellitus in a general population of schoolchildren: results of the Karlsburg Type 1 Diabetes Risk Study after 18 years.
- A New Approach for Diagnosing Type 1 Diabetes in Autoantibody-Positive Individuals Based on Prediction and Natural History.
- HbA1c Predicts Time to Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes in Children at Risk.
- Feasibility of overnight closed-loop therapy in young children with type 1 diabetes aged 3-6â€…years: comparison between diluted and standard insulin strength. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Effects of vitamin D repletion on glycemic control and inflammatory cytokines in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Circadian Variability of Insulin Sensitivity: Physiological Input for In Silico Artificial Pancreas.
- Residual beta-cell function and the insulin-like growth factor system in Danish children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
- Restoration of Glucose Counterregulation by Islet Transplantation in Long-Standing Type 1 Diabetes.
- Incidence of End Stage Renal Disease among Type 1 Diabetes: A Nationwide Cohort Study in Taiwan.
- Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota.
- Persistently high glucose levels in young children with type 1 diabetes.
- Study Finds Insulin Pump Use by Multinational Children Varies; Minorities Less Likely Than Peers.
- Important Determinants of Diabetes Control in Insulin Pump Therapy in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Changes in management and outcomes for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes over the last 50 years (1964-2014).
- Fear of hypoglycemia: relationship to hypoglycemic risk and psychological factors.
- Nationwide reduction in the frequency of severe hypoglycemia by half.
- Neurotrophins and cognitive functions in T1D compared with healthy controls: effects of a high-intensity exercise.
- "You can't just jump on a bike and go": a qualitative study exploring parents' perceptions of physical activity in children with type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Aminaphtone therapy in patients with type 1 diabetes and albuminuria: a case report. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Ketoacidosis at time of diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents: Effect of a national prevention campaign.
- Burden of Celiac Disease in Europe: a review of its childhood and adulthood prevalence and incidence as of September 2014.
- Pediatric Celiac Disease Patients Who Are Lost to Follow-Up Have a Poorly Controlled Disease.
- Antibodies to Deamidated Gliadin Peptide in Diagnosis of Celiac Disease in Children.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Open source and the cloud: Changing the lives of people with Type 1 diabetes.
- Diabetes Patients Are Hacking Their Way Toward a Bionic Pancreas.
- Diabetics told to check glucose before driving.
- Faith-healing couple sentenced to 10 years in diabetic daughter's death.
- One in Every Three People with Type 1 Diabetes Produces Insulin Years Post-Diagnosis.
- New standards of care from the American Diabetes Association.
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