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Upcoming CWD Conferences
Friends for Life Orlando 2016 Friends for Life Falls Church 2016
Friends for Life® Orlando 2016
July 5-10, 2016
Orlando World Center Marriott
Orlando, Florida

Fourth of July with CWD Fundraiser
Docu-Diabetes II Call for Movies
DSF Family and Individual Scholarships
Friends for Life® Anaheim 2016
September 16-18, 2016, 2016
Disneyland Hotel
Anaheim, California

Of Continuing Interest
  1. Coming to Friends for Life Orlando 2016? Join us for our Fourth of July Fireworks Fundraise at FFL Orlando 2016 on Monday, July 4th in Orlando, to benefit Children with Diabetes.
  2. Suspend Medicare's Dangerous Competitive Bidding Program for Diabetes Testing Supplies. This is very important.
  3. Type 1 Diabetes Counselor/Assistant Needed For All Girls Camp in the Berkshires.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. UnitedHealthcare Chooses Medtronic as Preferred Insulin Pump Provider, Starting July 1. See also:

    1. the Twitter feed on #MyPumpMyChoice
    2. My Pump My Choice: Insurance Company Puts Profits Before Patient
    3. How is Milk Like Insulin Pumps?
    4. Can the Vox Populi Prevail over Medtronic's Muscle?
  2. Last week's poll asked parents how soon after their child's diagnosis they began going out with just their spouse. This week's poll asks if you're comfortable with your insurance company dictating what diabetes care products you can use.
  3. The Featured Book of the Week is Typecast: Amazing People Overcoming the Chronic Disease of Type 1 Diabetes by Andrew Deutscher.
  4. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    We recently painted my daughter's room. We gave her the choice of color. I picked out a pretty shade of pink and she said "No way!" I asked, "Why not? You want a pink room." She said, "I don't want any color that is on a ketone strip!" Sure enough, that was the color of moderate ketones!
  5. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when the coffee pot or other kitchen appliance beeps and your child says, "That wasn't me!" (Quote from my 3 year old after beginning pumping.) See more parent humor.
  6. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  7. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Since getting a Depo Provera shot for her PCOS, my daughter's blood sugars have remained between 300 and 600 mg/dl [16.7 and 33.3 mmol/L]. Is this from the shot? How long will this last?
    See the answer.
  8. From the CWD Forums

  9. From the CWD Forums:
    I need some links to articles, etc - a bit morbid topic
  10. Quilt for Life

  11. The Quilt for Life now has 755 panels, each showing what living with type 1 diabetes means to one family. The next showing is at Friends for Life: Orlando 2016 in July. If you'd like to make a quilt and have it in the display, the quilt must be received by CWD before July 1, 2016.
  12. Diabetes Camps

  13. Camp Kudzu seeks adult male volunteers to serve as camp counselors from June 4-10 and June 11-17. Details can be found at The online application is accessible at Contact Ashley Conant,, for more information.
  14. Conferences and Events

  15. The 2016 ConnecT1D Retreat, a one- to two-day retreat for adults, teens and young adults with type 1 diabetes, will be held from June 25-26, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.
  16. ANNOUNCING: The 2016 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Contest - Get Your Mentor On!
  17. Studies, Focus Groups, and Surveys

  18. TrialReach offers a central source for searching for diabetes clinical trials in the United States.
  19. Teens with T1D: Considering the insulin pump or CGM? You're needed in a new study about shared decision making with your parents. Learn more at
  20. Parents of Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes are invited to participate in a survey on teen risk behaviors being run by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard University.
  21. PERL (Preventing Early Renal Loss in Diabetes) is a clinical trial for people with type 1 diabetes who have early signs of kidney problems. The goal is to test a new way to reduce loss of kidney function using a safe and inexpensive medicine. We are seeking adults (age 18 or older) with type 1 diabetes to participate in our study. Please sign up if you are eligible.
  22. Diabetes in Social Media

  23. Eleventy and #AccessMatters.
  24. 5 Ways to Wear an Insulin Pump With a Prom Dress.
  25. Diabetes Emojis: The Inspiration Behind the Images.
  26. Morning Musings: Reflecting On My First Week On My Journey Towards Insulin Pump Therapy.
  27. How I Struggled as a Teen With Diabetes.
  28. Jobs

  29. Available September 2016: T1D College Graduate Wanted - Jackson, Wyoming
    Our adventurous family is looking for a Type 1D to join our team for 9-12 months. Housing & utilities provided in exchange for about 15 hours of child care each week for a 7-year-old and 6-year-old, both with type 1 diabetes. You must be family oriented, an outstanding T1 role model and like the outdoor mountain town lifestyle. Tell us about yourself and we will send you a detailed job description. We can be reached via email at
  30. Research

  31. In-home nighttime predictive low glucose suspend experience in children and adults with type 1 diabetes.
  32. Towards a functional hypothesis relating anti-islet cell autoimmunity to the dietary impact on microbial communities and butyrate production. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  33. B Cell-targeted Immunotherapy for Type 1 Diabetes: What Can Make It Work?
  34. Infections in Early Life and Development of Type 1 Diabetes. See also Recurrent viral respiratory tract infections during first 6 months and risk of T1 diabetes and Infections can increase risk for type 1 diabetes in children.
  35. Youth with type 1 diabetes have worse strain and less pronounced sex differences in early echocardiographic markers of diabetic cardiomyopathy compared to their normoglycemic peers: A RESistance to InSulin in Type 1 ANd Type 2 diabetes (RESISTANT) Study.
  36. Replicative capacity of β-cells and type 1 diabetes.
  37. A difficult case of recurrent hypoglycaemia: role of insulin assays in establishing the diagnosis.
  38. Daily Care

  39. Impact of Type 1 Diabetes Technology on Family Members/Significant Others of People With Diabetes.
  40. Diabetes distress in adults with type 1 diabetes: Prevalence, incidence and change over time.
  41. Asthma related medication use and exacerbations in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
  42. The Impact of Dietary Factors on Glycemic Control, Insulin Sensitivity and Secretion in the First Years after Diagnosis of Diabetes.
  43. Sensor Monitoring of Physical Activity to Improve Glucose Management in Diabetic Patients: A Review.
  44. Retinal characteristics during 1 year of insulin pump therapy in type 1 diabetes: a prospective, controlled, observational study.
  45. Outcome of bariatric surgery in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus: our experience and review of the literature.
  46. Celiac

  47. Is it gluten-free? Relationship between self-reported gluten-free diet adherence and knowledge of gluten content of foods.
  48. Partner Burden: A Common Entity in Celiac Disease.
  49. Celiac’s Evolution: The Mind-Boggling Rise of Non-Gut Symptoms.
  50. What I Wish People Understood About Celiac Disease.
  51. Teens with celiac disease may face difficult transition.
  52. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  53. Plymouth couple to be honored for supporting diabetes research.
  54. American Girl Has a Hit With Diabetes Doll Kit.
  55. What It's Like Living With Type 1 Diabetes.
  56. Young athlete thrives despite type-1 diabetes.
  57. 11 Things People Living With Type 1 Diabetes Want You To Know.
  58. Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Food Shaming At Family Parties.
  59. Apple's debut CareKit apps target diabetes, depression, pregnancy.

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