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Making a Difference
This is the time of year when we reflect on the good in our lives and look forward to a better new year. As you and your family gather, 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 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 and their families.
- Beyond Type 1 creates and funds a portfolio of programs, technologies and innovations that those living with type 1 diabetes need to manage, live and thrive. Your donation will help.
- 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 provides life-giving insulin and diabetes care supplies to over 15,000 children with type 1 diabetes living in 48 under-resourced countries. Your generous gift is quite 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.
- 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. You can help by making a tax-deductible donation today.
Of Continuing Interest
- Prevent T1D is a place for families who are working to prevent Type 1 Diabetes. Many of us are parents who already have a child with T1D, and are looking for ways to delay or stop a second childâ€™s diagnosis.
- Before It's Too Late is a powerful reminder of the importance of knowing the signs of type 1 diabetes and educating others.
New This Week
- Last week's poll asked readers if their diabetes care team charges them to fill our forms for school or licenses. This week's poll asks our readers if they would consider using medications for type 2 diabetes in their type 1 care.
- The Featured Book of the Week is The ABCs of Loving Yourself with Diabetes by Riva Greenberg.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
I just started teaching kindergarten. Since my 10-year-old son is a diabetic, the school decided to have a new student with diabetes in my class. Thing were going fine until the student decided to EAT part of a crayon and taste the glue. I looked at him and said, "Sweetie, please don't eat the art supplies. I don't know how to count the carbs for them!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you clean the lint trap of your clothes dryer and find a bunch of test strips. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Newly diagnosed, our daughter's blood sugar was 250 mg/dl [13.9 mmol/L] at 11:30 p.m. We gave her two glasses of water. Should we do a correction or wait?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Pump user. Use Lantus on vacation?
- The American Diabetes Association has released their Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes for 2017. See also ADA Releases 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes at Diabetes Daily.
Diabetes in Social Media
- 2016: A Pivotal Year for Closed Loop/Automated Insulin Delivery.
- 2016 Was the Last Best Year for the Artificial Pancreas.
- Meet Dr. Chase: The Man Behind the Pink Panther Diabetes Books (and Much More!).
- 'Generic' Biosimilar Insulin Becoming Reality!
- Insulet Announces Plans for OmniPod Dash and Horizon APS.
- Surviving the Holidays â€” Parenting Guide for T1D Kiddos.
- Promising Innovations in T1D Early Detection Emerge Victorious at Diabetes Innovation Challenge.
- Every Advance Counts: Lessening the Burden of Type 1 Diabetes.
- Clickbait Sites Prey on Diabetes Vaccine Hopes.
- Sanofiâ€™s 12-Year Support for Face-to-Face Peer Mentoring Ends.
- Feasibility of Long-Term Closed-Loop Control: A Multicenter 6-Month Trial of 24/7 Automated Insulin Delivery.
- MD-Logic Overnight Type 1 Diabetes Control in Home Settings: Multicenter, Multinational, Single blind, Randomized Trial.
- Incidence of type 1 diabetes has doubled in Kuwaiti children 0-14 years over the last 20 years.
- Similar pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of rapid-acting insulin lispro products SAR342434 and US- and EU-approved HumalogÂ® in subjects with type 1 diabetes.
- Evaluation of the Counter-regulatory Responses to Hypoglycemia in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes during Opiate Receptor Blockade with Naltrexone.
- Real Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring in type 1 diabetes: A Systematic review and Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis.
- Paediatric parenting stress in fathers and mothers of young children with Type 1 diabetes: a longitudinal study.
- Active Subjects with Autoimmune Type 1 Diabetes Have Better Metabolic Profiles than Sedentary Controls.
- Abdominal Pain-Associated Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder Prevalence in Children and Adolescents with Celiac Disease on Gluten-Free Diet: A Multinational Study.
- Adult Celiac Disease: Patients Are Shorter Compared with Their Peers in the General Population. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
Legal, Legislative, and Policy
- Leading diabetes group joins opposition to Obamacare repeal.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- ETSU doctor studies reliability of diabetes alert dogs.
- Bionic pancreas system manages blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes living at home.
- Were Pet Owners Scammed Out Of Thousands Of Dollars By A Service Dog Company? (Click on video links to view segments from the show.)
- Irish mum with two diabetic kids urges parents to know the symptoms.
- FDA Approval of Dexcomâ€™s Non-Adjunctive Indication Triggers a New Era in Diabetes Management. The Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM System is the first and only medical device that is FDA-approved for making daily diabetes decisions without painful finger pricks. See also FDA expands indication for continuous glucose monitoring system, first to replace fingerstick testing for diabetes treatment decisions.
- Bionic pancreas system successfully controls blood sugar without risk of hypoglycemia.
- Novo Nordisk Receives FDA Approval of TresibaÂ® (insulin degludec injection 100 U/mL, 200 U/mL) for Use in Children and Adolescents With Diabetes. See also Tresiba gets FDA approval to treat children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
- OneTouch Vibeâ„˘ Plus Insulin Pump Earns FDA Approval and Health Canada License and is First Pump Integrated with the Dexcom G5Â® Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitor.
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Last Updated: Wednesday December 21, 2016 21:30:50
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