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  1. We report on our Friends for Life Anaheim 2016 conference, recently held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California.
  2. FDA approved Medtronic MiniMed 670G hybrid closed loop system. See also JDRF Celebrates FDA Approval of Artificial Pancreas System and FDA Approves Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G System: First Hybrid Closed Loop Insulin Delivery System.
  3. The Teal Pumpkin Project helps make sure all children will come home on Halloween night with something they can enjoy, including kids with food allergies. This is a great alternative to candy for kids with type 1 diabetes or celiac.
  4. You can read the 2016 Presidential Address: Diabetes at 212° - Confronting the Invisible Disease, given by Desmond Schatz, MD, President, Medicine & Science, of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), at the Association’s 76th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, LA, on 12 June 2016.
  5. Last week's poll asked readers about the insulin regimen they use most often. This week's poll asks our readers if they use a continuous glucose monitoring system.
  6. The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes Burnout: What To Do When You Can't Take It Anymore by William Polonsky, PhD.
  7. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    This is yucky, but you know kids. My son was getting ready for school and was blowing his nose and said to me, "Hey mom, you know how little kids pick their noses and eat it? Well, I wonder how many carbs are in boogers?" Oh how gross! I laughed and laughed! There's a boy for you!
  8. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you reach under his blankets to find the remote to turn of his T.V. and accidentally grab his pump instead! See more parent humor.
  9. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  10. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    After four years with type 1, my six-year-old son has an A1c around 6. He experiences lows about three or four times a week. Are such lows intrinsically harmful? Is there good evidence that it can lead to long-term sequelae, such as cognitive or memory problems?
    See the answer.
  11. From the CWD Forums

  12. From the CWD Forums:
    Hypos/Averted hypos
  13. Conferences and Events

  14. Connected in Motion is holding a Southern California Slipstream from October 28 to 30 at Camp Emerald Bay on Catalina Island. A Slipstream Weekend is an active, social, and educational weekend for adults (21+) living with Type 1 diabetes
  15. The Diabetes Empowerment Foundation presents the 7th annual Students With Diabetes / Young Adults With Diabetes National Conference and Leadership Academy, to be held from Friday, May 26 through Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.
  16. Fundraising

  17. Join Logan's Elbow Bump Challenge to raise money to support our Friends for Life Orlando 2017 conference. (See also the instructions.) One suggestion is to hold a Hat Day at School on November 14th.Learn more -- including the origin of the elbow bump -- at the Elbow Bump Challenge blog.
  18. Products, Services and Books

  19. The College Diabetes Network has prepared an Off to College Booklet for Parent, which can be ordered online.
  20. Diabetes in Social Media

  21. Way Back When... Insulin Was Cheap (And Then It Wasn't).
  22. Insulin Makers Respond to Outrage Over Skyrocketing Prices.
  23. Sanofi Moves to Block a Generic Lantus ... Again.
  24. Why Walmart Insulins Aren’t the Answer to High Insulin Prices.
  25. Pricing Drugs by Their ‘Value’ to Sick People.
  26. Patient Priorities for Diabetes Drugs: What Does Success Look Like?
  27. New Diabetes Tech on The Horizon: What’s Coming by Mid-2017 in the US?
  28. 5 Reasons Diabetes Is So Stressful (And How It Gets Better).
  29. How Do We Reduce Diabetes Stigma and Guilt?
  30. Life with Type 1.
  31. Low Blood Sugar and Juice Boxes in the Middle of the Night.
  32. Breakthrough Diabetes Trial Captured on Film.
  33. The Talk.
  34. Research

  35. Use of antibiotics in childhood and risk of Type 1 diabetes: a population-based case-control study.
  36. Tissue-Specific Stem Cells Obtained by Reprogramming of Non-Obese Diabetic (NOD) Mouse-Derived Pancreatic Cells Confer Insulin Production in Response to Glucose. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  37. Timing of Allergenic Food Introduction to the Infant Diet and Risk of Allergic or Autoimmune Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
  38. Glycemic variability predicts inflammation in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
  39. Is the incidence of type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents stabilising? The first 6 years of a National Register.
  40. Glycemic Control Indices and Their Aggregation in the Prediction of Nocturnal Hypoglycemia From Intermittent Blood Glucose Measurements.
  41. Anti-Thymocyte Globulin + G-CSF Combination Therapy Leads to Sustained Immunomodulatory and Metabolic Effects in a Subset of Responders with Established Type 1 Diabetes.
  42. The Receptor for Advanced Glycation Endproducts Drives T Cell Survival and Inflammation in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
  43. Glucagon receptor gene deletion in insulin knockout mice modestly reduces blood glucose and ketones but does not promote survival. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  44. Daily Care

  45. Estimating the reliability of glycemic index values and potential sources of methodological and biological variability. See also 'Glycemic Index' May Be Too Unreliable to Manage Diabetes: Study.
  46. Risk of future microvascular and macrovascular disease in people with Type 1 diabetes of very long duration: a national study with 10-year follow-up.
  47. Demographic and regional disparities in insulin pump utilization in a setting of universal funding: a New Zealand nationwide study.
  48. Seroprotection status of hepatitis B and measles vaccines in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  49. Type 1 diabetes, quality of life, occupational status and education level - A comparative population-based study.
  50. Erectile dysfunction in young men with type 1 diabetes.
  51. Anxiety in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes.
  52. A Contemporary Estimate of Total Mortality and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes: The Pittsburgh Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications Study.
  53. Diabetes mellitus and cognitive impairments. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  54. Celiac

  55. Self-Reported Prevalence of Gluten-Related Disorders and Adherence to Gluten-Free Diet in Colombian Adult Population. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  56. Fecal Gluten Peptides Reveal Limitations of Serological Tests and Food Questionnaires for Monitoring Gluten-Free Diet in Celiac Disease Patients.
  57. Prevalence of celiac disease in Indian children with type 1 diabetes.
  58. Immune response to hepatitis B virus vaccine in celiac subjects at diagnosis. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  59. Legal and Legislative

  60. Major victory as disability living allowance guidance changed (in the UK).
  61. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  62. A diabetic gets fired over a $1.69 (plus tax) drink and Dollar General must now pay her $277,656.
  63. Diabetic boy, 14, 'treated like a terrorist' at the Eiffel Tower because security guards were suspicious of his insulin pump.
  64. Former Hendricken star Matt Creamer learning to live with Type I diabetes.
  65. Visiting Disney World With Type 1 Diabetes.
  66. Thomas Glass: Baritone; A rising opera star living with type 1 diabetes.
  67. Doctor slammed over failure to save diabetic teenager.
  68. Press Releases

  69. Abbott Receives FDA Approval for the FreeStyle Libre Proâ„¢ System, a Revolutionary Diabetes Sensing Technology for Healthcare Professionals to Use with Their Patients.
  70. Groundbreaking Advancements Unveiled as T1D Exchange and M2D2 Announce Semi-Finalists in Inaugural Diabetes Innovation Challenge.

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