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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. The Diabetes Community continues to respond to the announcement by UnitedHealthcare that its customers age 18 and over who use an insulin pump would be required to use Medtronic, regardless of whether that was the best choice for their diabetes care needs. Here's some of the most recent responses:

    1. JDRF: Fighting for Access.
    2. Diabetes is Not A One Size Fits All Disease.
    3. American Diabetes Association: Keeping the Individual at the Center of Diabetes Care.
    4. UnitedHealthcare Restricts Insulin Pump Choice: The Diabetes Community Responds!
    5. UnitedHealthcare Takes Away Diabetes Devices.
    6. NEWSBREAK: Diabetes Voices…..We REALLY Need You NOW.
    7. #DiabetesAccessMatters – Share Your Story.
    8. Diabetes Access Matters.
    9. UnitedHealthcare Policy Change: A Systemic Issue.
    10. Petition - Get United Health Care to Cover all Insulin Pumps.
    11. Shame On United Health Care And Medtronic.
    12. The issue: UnitedHealthcare insulin pump restrictions.
    13. Diabetes is a Disease. Diabetes is a Business.
    14. You Diabetes May Vary So Access Matters (Wherein I borrow from Manny & Scott).
    15. Hey UHC, Here are 16 Reasons Pumps Aren’t a Commodity.
    16. Devices aren't drugs: Insurance companies should not dictate diabetes technology.
    17. Goodbye, Medtronic (From A Once-Loyal Pump Customer).
    18. UnitedHealthCare and Medtronic Diabetes: I Could be Mad.
    19. UHC/MDT Debacle Through the Lens of a Bruised Insulin Injector.
    20. UHC+MDT: A chain of thoughts.
    21. Responses to UHC Decision on Pump Choice.
  2. Last week's poll asked readers if they are comfortable with their insurance company dictating what diabetes care products they can use. This week's poll asks if readers when they last refilled their glucagon prescription.
  3. The Featured Book of the Week is My Sister Has Diabetes and How That Makes Me Feel by Grace Rooney, Illustrated by Michele Pensa.
  4. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    We were getting our puppy certified to be a therapy dog and we had to get a letter from the vet saying that she was healthy. This includes taking a stool sample to the vet. So after I "gathered" the sample and put it into a plastic baggy I noticed something black. After taking a look, it noticed what it was -- the dog had eaten a test strip!
  5. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when all three of your children request the "A1C Steak Sauce" at the dinner table. See more parent humor.
  6. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  7. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Our son will be attending robotics camp for 21 days. We check him overnight. How should we accomplish this at camp? Should the nurse be asked to do this? We are worried about an overnight low.
    See the answer.
  8. From the CWD Forums

  9. From the CWD Forums:
    CGM and phones
  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. Studies, Focus Groups, and Surveys

  17. TrialReach offers a central source for searching for diabetes clinical trials in the United States.
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. Diabetes Care Products and Apps

  21. Dexcom Seeks Approval for Dosing Insulin.
  22. Artificial Pancreas: What You Should Know.
  23. 9 Things We Learned About Afrezza’s Future.
  24. Roche and mySugr Partner: Accu-Chek Connect Meter Now Integrated into World’s Most Popular Diabetes App.
  25. SoftCGM: New Smartphone App to Continuously Monitor and Predict Glucose.
  26. Diabetes in Social Media

  27. No Rest for Artie, How the Artificial Pancreas Keeps Us Safe While We Sleep.
  28. Surviving the Teen Years with Type 1 — This Mother's Secret.
  29. Old School Diabetes Tips You Need to Know.
  30. Not frivolous.
  31. Paris - When My Mom Thought She Lost Me.
  32. Educating Friends and Family About My Diabetes.
  33. My Mother’s Battle Against Diabetes: The Invisible Illness.
  34. No One is Hiding a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes.
  35. How I Manage Food, Insulin, and Workouts with Type 1 Diabetes.
  36. Diabetes Trouble at the 2016 Vienna Marathon.
  37. A letter: Diabetes burnout.
  38. Diabetes Videos and Podcasts

  39. A Type 1 Diabetes Conference: Interviews from Friends For Life Falls Church.
  40. Jobs

  41. 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
  42. Research

  43. Prevention of Insulin-Induced Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes with Predictive Low Glucose Management System.
  44. Efficacy and safety of otelixizumab use in new-onset type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  45. Type 1 diabetes prevalence increasing globally and regionally: the role of natural selection and life expectancy at birth. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. See also Advances in medical care have led to type 1 diabetes boom.
  46. Generation of stem cell-derived β-cells from patients with type 1 diabetes. See also Stem cells from diabetic patients coaxed to become insulin-secreting cells.
  47. Higher diversity in fungal species discriminates children with type 1 diabetes mellitus from healthy control. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  48. Daily Care

  49. Clinical status of a cohort of patients with type 1 diabetes diagnosed more than 2 decades before. Results of a specific clinical follow-up program.
  50. Evaluation of the Effect of Carbohydrate Intake on Postprandial Glucose in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Treated With Insulin Pumps.
  51. Depressive Symptoms, Emotion Dysregulation, and Bulimic Symptoms in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes: Varying Interactions at Diagnosis and During Transition to Insulin Pump Therapy.
  52. Safety of insulin analogues as compared with human insulin in pregnancy.
  53. National Swedish study of immigrant children with type 1 diabetes showed impaired metabolic control after three years of treatment.
  54. Can an electronic glycaemic notebook associated with an insulin calculator improve HbA1c in diabetic patients on a multiple insulin injections regimen? A 26-week observational real-life study.
  55. Consideration of Insulin Pumps or Continuous Glucose Monitors by Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes and Their Parents: Stakeholder Engagement in the Design of Web-Based Decision Aids.
  56. Medicaid managed care reduces readmissions for youths with type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in HTML format.
  57. Differences in Red Blood Cell Indices Do Not Explain Racial Disparity in Hemoglobin A1c in Children with Type 1 Diabetes.
  58. Celiac

  59. Celiac Awareness: Getting beyond gluten.
  60. Legal and Legislative

  61. Investigation: Park City School District discriminated against diabetic student.
  62. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  63. Tech-Savvy Families Use Home-Built Diabetes Device.
  64. Bountiful Couple First in Utah to Build DIY "Artificial Pancreas" for Type 1 Diabetes.
  65. Mike Rutherford: Ignorance about diabetes is rife.
  66. Newly crowned Miss NH raises awareness of diabetes.
  67. Get Inspired: Worcester's Chris Pennell on life as diabetic rugby professional.
  68. Cebix Shuts Down Following Mid-Stage Trial of C-Peptide Drug.
  69. Roche commits to diabetes testing and sees 2017 return to growth.

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