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Of Continuing Interest

    CWD Events

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Other Stories of Continuing Interest

  4. Applications for the 2015 Diabetes Scholars Foundation College Scholarships are now online.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. Last week's poll asked readers how they dispose of their sharps at home. This week's poll asks readers how many basal rates they have in their main insulin pump profile.
  2. The Featured Book of the Week is The Fight to Survive: A Young Girl, Diabetes, and the Discovery of Insulin by Caroline Cox.
  3. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    We recently moved to a new home with pool. I was getting ready to take my non-diabetic 3 year old swimming. She was waiting patiently on the deck while I checked the chlorine level with a pool test-strip. She watches me read the strip and then says, "Can we swim mommy or does the pool have ketones?"
  4. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when the toilet is stuffed, you call the plumber, he snakes the bowl, and at the end of his snake is a piece of blue plastic that just happens to match the blue plastic cover of your son's inset infusion set. See more parent humor.
  5. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  6. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My daughter is losing hair at the scalp. What could be causing this? She takes Humalog and Synthroid. She was ill recently, too.
    See the answer.
  7. From the CWD Forums

  8. From the CWD Forums:
    Have you ever had to take DC to the ER when sick?
  9. Diabetes Camps

  10. We've updated our list of diabetes camps to help you find a camp near you.
  11. Events

  12. Register today for JDRF's 5th Annual TypeOneNation Research Summit on Saturday, March 7th in Bethesda, Maryland. The Summit is a free, all-day educational and networking opportunity for the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community. In addition to the main program, the Summit offers a youth program and a teen track and two optional morning workshops: Taking T1D to School and Managing T1D During Sports and Exercise with Gary Scheiner. To register and for complete details, please visit
  13. Studies and Surveys

  14. PERL (Preventing Early Renal Loss in Diabetes) is a clinical trial for people with type 1 diabetes who have early signs of kidney problems. Our goal is to test a new way to reduce loss of kidney function using a safe and inexpensive medicine. We are seeking adults with type 1 diabetes to participate in our study.
  15. The T1D Exchange Living Biobank collects blood samples needed by the scientific community for type 1 research and stores additional samples for future use. Please join.
  16. Diabetes Blogs and Social Media

  17. Researchers Create Smart Insulin that Reacts to Glucose Levels.
  18. Meet the Bigfoot Family and Their Homemade Closed Loop System.
  19. Arrival and Departure Times.
  20. The morning after. And the days after that.
  21. Dating & Diabetes: 10 Things You Need to Know.
  22. Stop diabetes "blame".
  23. Research

  24. Changes in beta cell function during the proximate post-diagnosis period in persons with type 1 diabetes.
  25. Complication characteristics between young-onset type 2 versus type 1 diabetes in a UK population. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  26. Daily Care

  27. Aflibercept, Bevacizumab, or Ranibizumab for Diabetic Macular Edema. Free full text available in PDF format. See also Treatment Choice for Diabetic Macular Edema.
  28. How Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Translate Continuous Glucose Monitoring Data into Diabetes Management Decisions.
  29. Glucose fluctuations in association with oxidative stress among children with type 1 diabetes mellitus: comparison of different phases.
  30. Comparative Effectiveness of Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion Using Insulin Analogs and Multiple Daily Injections in Pregnant Women with Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Free full text available in PDF format.
  31. Associations between HbA1c and depressive symptoms in young adults with early-onset type 1 diabetes.
  32. A Pilot Randomized Trial of Text-Messaging for Symptom Awareness and Diabetes Knowledge in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes.
  33. The multinational second Diabetes, Attitudes, Wishes and Needs study: results of the French survey. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  34. The Scylla and Charybdis of glucose control in childhood type 1 diabetes? (Reference: Between Scylla and Charybdis.)
  35. Current status of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion and continuous glucose monitoring systems in the Community of Madrid.
  36. Celiac

  37. Systematic growth monitoring for the early detection of celiac disease in children. See also Growth monitoring may help identify celiac disease in kids.
  38. Development of drugs for celiac disease: review of endpoints for Phase 2 and 3 trials. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  39. Rate of celiac disease in children: view from the endoscopy suite.
  40. Legal and Legislative

  41. Diabetic B.C. kids' parents file human-rights complaint over schools' 'one-size-fits all' treatment plan.
  42. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  43. Know the Difference: Local Mom Creates Website on Diabetes Education.
  44. Women’s basketball’s Kacy Swain talks about living, playing with diabetes.
  45. School kids rally around classmate who nearly died.
  46. Competing with diabetes: Tyler Larson.
  47. Suburban Mother Denied Potentially Life-Saving Medical Device by Insurance Company.
  48. Dallastown's Mikaelie Gonzalez doesn't let Type 1 diabetes slow her down.
  49. Eagles's Vause stars on the ice with Type 1 diabetes.
  50. Ava Joyce: Battling baby beats the odds after rare diabetes diagnosis.

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