Making a Difference
As the new year begins, we often reflect on the good in our lives and look forward to a better new year. 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.
- Tidepool is a 501(c)3 non-profit and open source effort that is building a vendor-neutral cloud data platform and new applications that will reduce the burden of accessing diabetes data, making it much easier to collaborate with your care team and get actionable insights. Their work will also help catalyze artificial pancreas development and commercialization.
- 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
- Applications for the 2015 Diabetes Scholars Foundation College Scholarships are now online.
- Last week's poll asked readers how they think type 1 will be cured. This week's poll asks readers about the insulin they use.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Type 1 Teens: A Guide to Managing Your Life With Diabetes
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
I just started work at a company where the majority of people have type 1 diabetes. I do not, but my 13 year old son does. I told him that the National Sales Meeting dinner was like being at diabetes camp. He quickly asked me, "So did you ask all of them if they tested and dosed before dinner?"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your child asks you if "water proof" means "toilet proof" in reference to the pump. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
If a child has type 1 diabetes and on an insulin pump, would they be on an unrestricted diet, meaning that they can eat anything in any quantity and not have complications?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Parents outside of Canada and US - any experience with the Freestyle Libre?
Studies and Surveys
- A new mobile iPhone and Android app - Type1D - is currently being developed specifically for the management of Type 1 Diabetes. This app is geared towards newly diagnosed patients, allowing all caregivers to enter data into one account giving a centralized view of glucose levels, carbohydrates and insulin doses. Type1D is looking for users to test the app. If you are interested, please visit www.type1d.com and click on "TAKE OUR SURVEY" to participate.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- Spare a Rose, Save a Child.
- Tag, you're it - Share Your Spare a Rose Posts.
- Conquering the Inca Trail with Diabetes.
- Two More Diabetes Advocacy Orgs Share Plans for 2015.
- Breaking News on Dexcom's Gen 5 CGM Integration with Apple iPhone App and Watch!
- A Cautionary Tale from Dr. Melton's Lab At Harvard.
- An Interview With Sebastien Sasseville - The Diabetic Cyclist.
- Flight Canceled, Family Time, Diabetes Supplies & Gratitude.
Products, Services and Books
- Abbot's FreeStyle Libre â€“ Transforming Glucose Monitoring Through Utter Simplicity, Fingersticks Aside!
- Maternal intake of fatty acids and their food sources during lactation and the risk of preclinical and clinical type 1 diabetes in the offspring.
- Maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring type 1 diabetes mellitus risk: accounting for HLA haplotype.
- An increasing incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus in Romanian children aged 0 to 17 years.
- Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY): an update.
- Uncovering the emotional aspects of working on a clinical trial: a qualitative study of the experiences and views of staff involved in a type 1 diabetes trial. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Diabetes Care Entering 2015: Ineffective Ranting. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Parents' experiences of managing their child's diabetes using an insulin pump: a qualitative study.
- Effect of Subcutaneous Insulin Detemir on Glucose Flux and Lipolysis during Hyperglycaemia in People with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Steady state is reached within two to three days of once-daily administration of degludec, a basal insulin with an ultra-long duration of action.
- Obstetric and perinatal outcome in type 1 diabetes patients with diabetic nephropathy during 1988-2011.
- Celiac Is a Social Disease: Family Challenges and Strategies.
- Racial Differences in the Prevalence of Celiac Disease in the US Population: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2009-2012.
- Celiac Disease Can be Predicted by High Levels of Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase Antibodies in Population-Based Screening.
- Celiac Disease in Women With Infertility: A Meta-Analysis.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Steering stem cell trafficking into pancreas reverses type 1 diabetes.
- People with type 1 diabetes are living longer.
- Longer Lives For Type 1 Diabetics Who Strictly Control Blood Sugar.
- Photo essay - one day in the life with type 1 diabetes.
- Weavers Turn Silk Into Diabetes Test Strips.
- Type 1 Diabetes is a 24/7 Responsibility - and We Get No Vacation Time From It.
- Recovering From Diabulimia: 2 Women Share Their Success Stories.
- Tandem Diabetes Care Announces FDA Clearance of the t:flexâ„¢ Insulin Pump; Largest-capacity Insulin Pump Cleared for People with Greater Insulin Needs.
- La Jolla Institute Scientist Receives $1.6 Million Research Grant from American Diabetes Association; "Initiator Award" will support research by Stephanie Stanford, Ph.D., on the genetic and environmental causes of type 1 diabetes.
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Last Updated: Thursday January 22, 2015 14:27:52
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