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Friends for Life Orlando 2018
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May 4-6, 2018
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July 10-15, 2018
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Orlando, Florida

Of Continuing Interest
  1. Diabetes Patients’ New Challenge: Non-Medical Switching.
  2. No child should die for lack of insulin. Just $1 a day will ensure a child has access to the life-saving insulin they need to survive. 1,000 donors will help 1,000 young people in need.

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  1. Applications for the Diabetes Scholars Foundation’s 2018 college scholarship program is now available.
  2. Has your insurance company forced you to change your insulin or other diabetes care medicine or product? That's "Forced Non-Medical Switching." Share your story of forced non-medical switching at MyMedsMyChoice, a project of CWD.
  3. 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.

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. The Diabetes Research Institute is solely focused on finding a biological cure for type 1 diabetes. Hear DRI Director Dr. Camillo Ricordi speak about five clinical trials that will be progressing in parallel and support the #TRIALblazers Match Challenge, as all gifts will be matched through year end!
    9. Your donation to JDRF is doubled through the Tommy Hilfiger match.
    10. And finally, Children with Diabetes is a 501c3 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. The price of conference registration is about one-fifth of the actual cost -- the remaining cost is made up by our generous sponsors and your donations. You can help by making a tax-deductible donation today.
  4. Last week's poll asked readers if they would you consider using diabetes medications off-label, such as a type 2 drug if you have type 1 diabetes. This week's poll asks readers about what innovation they think is most likely in 2018.
  5. The Featured Book of the Week is Typecast: Amazing People Overcoming the Chronic Disease of Type 1 Diabetes by Andrew Deutscher.
  6. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My son recently was ill and had returned to school. His blood sugar went extremely low and the rescue had to be called. This obviously caused quite a commotion at the school. That evening a mother called to say that her daughter was worried about my son and had reported "Mom, his blood sugar was so low it was down to his belly button!"
  7. 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.
  8. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  9. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My daughter has been on a limited sugar diet at the recommendation of a clinic. Her blood sugars are often in the 70s mg/dl [3.9 to 4.4 mmol/L], but she has been over 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L] as well. Three doctors will not refer her to an endocrinologist. What do you suggest?
    See the answer.
  10. From the CWD Forums

  11. From the CWD Forums:
    OpenAPS, Riley Link, and Other DIY Closed Loop Systems
  12. Support, Advocacy, and Education

  13. In 2017, have you tried to access a childcare/youth program provided by the US Army? If so, the Association is interested in hearing about your experience. Please contact Crystal Woodward, Director Safe at School, at the American Diabetes Association at
  14. Fundraising and Awareness

  15. Do you love Friends for Life Orlando? Now you can raise money for FFL Orlando, individually or as part of a team.
  16. Studies, Focus Groups, and Surveys

  17. Youth ages 11 to 16 are invited to participate in an online study of a a new model of care called Transdisciplinary Care. Participants will be paid for each submitted response to questions and polls that will be distributed to them. Learn more at
  18. Adults diagnosed with type 1 diabetes are encouraged to take a brief online survey about the Barriers to Adoption of Technology. The goal of the study is to understand barriers to the prescription and adoption of devices, such as insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring. The findings will be used to inform the design of strategies and programs aimed at improving device prescribing and adoption.
  19. Diabetes in Social Media

  20. A Teaching Moment in My Fight for a New Dexcom G5 System.
  21. Research

  22. Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Characteristics of Dasiglucagon, a Novel Soluble and Stable Glucagon Analog.
  23. Coxsackievirus-Induced Proteomic Alterations in Primary Human Islets Provide Insights for the Etiology of Diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  24. Plasma immunological markers in pregnancy and cord blood: A possible link between macrophage chemo-attractants and risk of childhood type 1 diabetes.
  25. Body Mass Index and Incident Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Young Adults: A Retrospective Cohort Study.
  26. Glucose-responsive insulin delivery for type 1 diabetes: The artificial pancreas story.
  27. Primary outcomes reporting in trials of paediatric type 1 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  28. Daily Care

  29. Blood Glucose Monitoring Before and After Type 1 Diabetes Clinic Visits.
  30. Non-severe hypoglycemia is associated with weight gain in patients with type 1 diabetes: Results from the Diabetes Control and Complication Trial.
  31. Type 1 diabetes does not impair the physical capacity of non-sedentary adolescents. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  32. Learning by supporting others-experienced parents' development process when supporting other parents with a child with Type 1 diabetes.
  33. FreeStyle Libre and Dexcom G4 Platinum sensors: Accuracy comparisons during two weeks of home use and use during experimentally induced glucose excursions.
  34. Impact of flash glucose monitoring on hypoglycaemia in adults with type 1 diabetes managed with multiple daily injection therapy: a pre-specified subgroup analysis of the IMPACT randomised controlled trial.
  35. Evaluation of FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System on Glycemic Control, Health-Related Quality of Life, and Fear of Hypoglycemia in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
  36. The Effect of Novel Glucose Monitoring System (Flash Glucose Monitoring) on Mental Well-being and Treatment Satisfaction in Japanese People with Diabetes.
  37. Visit-to-visit HbA1c variability and systolic blood pressure (SBP) variability are significantly and additively associated with mortality in people with type 1 diabetes: an observational study.
  38. Angiotensin-converting enzyme-inhibitor therapy in adolescents with type 1 diabetes in a regional cohort: Auckland, New Zealand from 2006 to 2016.
  39. Celiac

  40. Celiac Disease: What Do We Know in 2017? Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  41. Sex- and age- dependent effects of celiac disease on growth and weight gain in children with type 1 diabetes: Analysis of the type 1 diabetes Exchange Clinic Registry.
  42. Production and molecular characterization of bread wheat lines with reduced amount of α-type gliadins. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  43. Sequential testing with different tissue transglutaminase antibodies, a new approach for diagnosis of celiac disease.
  44. HLA-DQ–Gluten Tetramer Blood Test Accurately Identifies Patients With and Without Celiac Disease in Absence of Gluten Consumption. See also Accurate celiac diagnosis in trial of new blood test.
  45. Legal, Legislative, and Policy

  46. Did your prescription drug change? This may be why.
  47. The De-List: How Formulary Exclusion Lists Deny Patient Access to Essential Care.
  48. Formulary exclusion lists make it harder for patients to get prescriptions.
  49. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  50. Beast Mode: Strasburg man appearing on Netflix series ‘Ultimate Beastmaster’.
  51. IndyCar video: Kimball on move to Carlin.
  52. Eleven-year-old's march for diabetes research comes to end.
  53. Oklahoma teens can learn to manage diabetes at retreat.
  54. A Sweet New Technology for Diabetics.
  55. U tests new transplant treatment for Type 1 diabetes.
  56. Peers may influence how well type 1 diabetes is managed.
  57. Diabetic transplant recipient: 'I couldn't ask for anything more for Christmas'.
  58. Twin Falls man celebrates Christmas after double organ transplant.

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