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  1. Friends For Life 2017: A new perspective.
  2. Thriving Together: Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Orlando 2017.
  3. Beyond Type 1 at Friends for Life.
  4. For some time now, we’ve had a great working relationship with dQ&A, a diabetes research company based in San Francisco. dQ&A stands for Diabetes Questions and Answers, and they deliver feedback from people with diabetes to the companies that provide our medications, devices and care. They work with pretty much everyone in the diabetes field and have presented several times at Friends For Life. More importantly, their survey results have been instrumental in bringing new diabetes technology to the market.

    Today, we’d like to invite you to become part of dQ&A’s research process - they are looking for more families to take part in their quarterly feedback surveys. This is a great way to make sure that your voice heard by the leaders of diabetes care companies.

    dQ&A will make a small donation to Children With Diabetes for every family that signs up, as well as compensating you for time you spend taking their surveys.

    Please give this your consideration. If you wish to sign up and join the dQ&A Research Panel, visit this link.
  5. Last week's poll asked our CGM users how often they dose insulin based on their CGM reading. This week's poll asks readers how often they take their mealtime insulin after they eat.
  6. The Featured Book of the Week is Bright Spots and Landmines: The Diabetes Guide I Wish Someone Had Handed Me by Adam Brown.
  7. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    I overheard the cutest thing while we were at a diabetes walk. Emily was walking in front of me with my 6 year old nephew. I was listening to them talk. He said to her, "Em, why are we walking around this place anyway?" I heard her tell him, "We are walking to find a cure for diabetes." My nephew said, "Well, where am I supposed to be looking for it?" I could have died laughing.
  8. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when the only thing worse than a substitute teacher is a substitute school nurse. See more parent humor.
  9. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  10. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    To stop fainting episodes when menstruating, my daughter was put on an oral contraceptive, which causes high blood sugars and weight gain. Is this a common phenomenon? Is there any other way to alleviate severe menstrual symptoms? And, are there long term hazards of being on the pill too long?
    See the answer.
  11. From the CWD Forums

  12. From the CWD Forums:
    Last minute Low carb meals
  13. Support, Advocacy, and Education

  14. Why is Medicare Paying For Failed Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems?
  15. Join JDRF's #Coverage2Control petition to tell insurance companies to provide coverage that works for people with type 1 diabetes.
  16. Diabetes in School

  17. Communication, careful planning ensure students with diabetes can succeed at school.
  18. Should nonclinical school staff members be trained to administer insulin to students?
  19. Register for the American Diabetes Association's annual Safe at School webinar for parents/guardians on August 10, 2-3:5 p.m. EDT. Crystal Woodward, ADA's Safe at School director and T1D parent, and Joyce Boudoin, T1D parent and ADA volunteer, will provide an overview of legal protections for children with diabetes and tips on how to ensure a smooth transition back-to-school.
  20. Diabetes Videos and Podcasts

  21. Insulin for Life: Real Stories of the Struggle for Access and the Dedicated Individuals who Help.
  22. Diabetes in Social Media

  23. What to Do if You Run Out of Insulin.
  24. Why is Some Insulin Available Over the Counter?
  25. Magic Kingdom, Magic Bathrooms.
  26. Pregnancy and Exercise with Type 1 Diabetes.
  27. The AlaskaMan Extreme Triathlon.
  28. NEWS: Bigfoot Closed Loop to Use Next-Gen Abbott FreeStyle Libre.
  29. Research

  30. Intestinal virome changes precede autoimmunity in type I diabetes-susceptible children.
  31. Assessing the effectiveness of a 3-month day-and-night home closed-loop control combined with pump suspend feature compared with sensor-augmented pump therapy in youths and adults with suboptimally controlled type 1 diabetes: a randomised parallel study protocol. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  32. Anti-IL-21 monoclonal antibody combined with liraglutide effectively reverses established hyperglycemia in mouse models of type 1 diabetes.
  33. Nasal Glucagon Fixes Severe Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes.
  34. Daily Care

  35. Statin use and cognitive function in middle-aged adults with type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  36. Challenges in diagnosis and management of diabetes in the young. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  37. Disparities in Diabetes Deaths Among Children and Adolescents — United States, 2000–2014.
  38. The effect of functional insulin therapy on glycaemic parameters in children with diabetes mellitus type 1. Free full text available in PDF format.
  39. Effect of initiating use of an insulin pump in adults with type 1 diabetes using multiple daily insulin injections and continuous glucose monitoring (DIAMOND): a multicentre, randomised controlled trial.
  40. Postprandial Dosing of Bolus Insulin In Patients With Type 1 Diabetes: A Cross-Sectional Study Using Data From The T1D Exchange Registry.
  41. The relationship of blood glucose with cardiovascular disease is mediated over time by traditional risk factors in type 1 diabetes: the DCCT/EDIC study.
  42. Glycaemic control and excess risk of major coronary events in persons with type 1 diabetes.
  43. The effectiveness of cognitive-function stress management training in glycemic control in children and in mental health of mother caring for child with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  44. Difficult conversations: adults with diabetes and the discussion of microvascular complications.
  45. Comorbidities, complications and mortality in people of South Asian ethnicity with type 1 diabetes compared with other ethnic groups: a systematic review. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  46. Hand, shoulder and back stiffness in long-term type 1 diabetes; cross-sectional association with skin collagen advanced glycation end-products. The Dialong study.
  47. Innovative technology shows impact of glycaemic control on peripheral retinal vessels in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
  48. Nonnutritive sweeteners and cardiometabolic health: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and prospective cohort studies. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. See also
  49. Artificial Sweeteners Don't Help People Lose Weight, Review Finds.
  50. Drug Use, Suicide Found in Type 1 Diabetes Organ Donors.
  51. Celiac

  52. Omitting duodenal biopsy in children with suspected celiac disease and extra-intestinal symptoms. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  53. Variability of anti-human transglutaminase testing in celiac disease across Mediterranean countries. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  54. Increased risk of herpes zoster in patients with coeliac disease - nationwide cohort study.
  55. What’s a practicing Catholic with celiac disease to do?
  56. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  57. Notes: Kimball's Toronto livery spreads diabetes message .
  58. 'American Idol' finalist Crystal Bowersox shares positive message, songs at Camp Tanager.
  59. Melbourne brothers, thought to be Australia’s longest surviving twins with type 1 diabetes, honoured.
  60. This 32-year-old Ironman competitor doesn’t let diabetes get in the way of love, fitness or work.
  61. Wiedmer: Ryan Seaberg an American idol for anyone with type 1 diabetes.
  62. Fayetteville teen to represent NYS advocating for type 1 diabetes research in D.C.
  63. Health Insurers Try Paying More Upfront To Pay Less Later.
  64. Summer camp for Chinese teens suffering from diabetes held in Shanghai.
  65. Ascensia inks deal with Dexcom to integrate ContourNext One BGMS into G5 Medicare offering.
  66. Wharton student with celiac disease helps kids with diabetes.
  67. Press Releases

  68. Abbott and Bigfoot Biomedical Announce Collaboration to Develop Breakthrough Diabetes Technologies.

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