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Upcoming CWD Conferences
Friends for Life Seattle 2019
Friends for Life Orlando 2019
Friends for Life Seattle 2019
March 29-31, 2019
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Seattle, Washington

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Friends for Life Orlando 2019
July 16-21, 2019
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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Of Continuing Interest
  1. Assistance with Access to Insulin.
  2. Diabetes Patients' New Challenge, filmed at Friends for Life Orlando 2018, describes non-medical switching, where an insurer has pushed them to change insulin, pumps, meters or other medical necessities.
  3. 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.
  4. CWD will be taking over responsibility for scholarships to its Friends for Life conferences.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. In the coming weeks, CWD will be launching a completely revised web site. We will have a private beta in about a week, with the goal of launching the new web site in mid-January 2019. This work has been supported by a generous grant from the Lilly Foundation.
  2. Last week's poll asked readers if they commemorate their date of diagnosis. This week's poll asks readers if they are interested in a do-it-yourself, closed loop, artificial pancreas system.
  3. The Featured Book of the Week is Typecast: Amazing People Overcoming the Chronic Disease of Type 1 Diabetes by Andrew Deutscher.
  4. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My 5 year old daughter woke one morning low, so I gave her a couple of glucose tabs to suck on while I prepared breakfast. She decided to go upstairs to wake her aunt who was visiting for the weekend. She woke her aunt and showed her the glucose tabs in her mouth. Her aunt asked her jokingly if she had candy for breakfast every morning to which my daughter replied, "Only on the mornings mummy says 'Jesus Christ.'"
  5. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when, while driving in the car with your diabetic child, a radio show asks listeners to call in with the answer to the question, "What do parents most often say at their kids?" and your daughter answers, "Did you bolus?" See more parent humor.
  6. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  7. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My teen relative with type 1 eats a lot of candy, taking insulin to keep her blood sugar in range. Will eating the candy show up on her A1c test?
    See the answer.
  8. Diabetes Basics

  9. Have questions about sharps disposal laws in your area? will help you find the rules and regulations in your area, as well as disposal locations near you.
  10. Authors Philip Mathew and Deepu Thoppil provide an in-depth look at Hypoglycemia.
  11. Fundraising and Awareness

  12. Help fund scholarships for families to attend Friends for Life Orlando 2019.
  13. Studies, Focus Groups, and Surveys

  14. Capillary Biomedical, a start-up company funded in part by the JDRF, is working on infusion sets. Capillary Biomedical would love to learn about the challenges you face with infusion sets and how you feel about some possible improvements they are considering. Share your experiences using their infusion set survey, designed for insulin pump users and those who care for them. The goal is to include the voice of insulin pump users into the development process. For every completed survey (one per person please) Capillary Biomedical will make a donation to support Friends for Life. Also, if you choose to share your contact info at the end of the survey, you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card.
  15. Researchers affiliated with Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine are studying Parents’ Experiences with Caring for Children with Diabetes.
  16. Diabetes in Social Media

  17. A Breath of Fresh Air.
  18. Podcast: Dads and Diabetes.
  19. Mental Health Q + A with Diabetes Psychologist Mark Heyman - Navigating the Holidays.
  20. Inhaled Insulin: Meet a Type 1 Who Uses Afrezza And Keeps Her A1C Below 6.0.
  21. FDA Updates Guidelines on Glucose Meter Accuracy.
  22. Child with T1D Commits Whole Family to Care.
  23. Insulin pumps, injury & death: A response from the community.
  24. How My Diabetes Supply Has Changed Due to Cost.
  25. Study explores fears of young adults with type 1 diabetes.
  26. Netnography: We Studied What People with Diabetes Do Online (And Why It Matters).
  27. At Last, A Conference Dedicated to Diabetes Eating Disorders (Diabulimia).
  28. Diabetes Elder Care Looking Like a Trainwreck.
  29. 3 things that help me deal with Diabetes and Depression.
  30. Life with Diabetes for the Visually Impaired.
  31. FDA Commissioner Puts Insulin Makers on Notice.
  32. Research

  33. Proinsulin Secretion Is a Persistent Feature of Type 1 Diabetes.
  34. Associated auto-immune disease in type 1 diabetes patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
  35. Substrate metabolism, hormone and cytokine levels and adipose tissue signalling in individuals with type 1 diabetes after insulin withdrawal and subsequent insulin therapy to model the initiating steps of ketoacidosis.
  36. Location matters for insulin-producing cells.
  37. Daily Care

  38. Effectiveness of insulin glargine U-300 versus insulin glargine U-100 on nocturnal hypoglycemia and glycemic control in type 1 and type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
  39. Participants' Experience and Engagement in Check It!: a Positive Psychology Intervention for Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes.
  40. Status and trends in the use of insulin analogs, insulin delivery systems and their association with glycemic control: comparison of the two consecutive recent cohorts of Japanese children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  41. Association of kidney disease measures with risk of renal function worsening in patients with type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  42. Celiac

  43. Celiac Disease: A Review of Current Concepts in Pathogenesis, Prevention, and Novel Therapies. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  44. Are Gluten-Free Diets More Nutritious? An Evaluation of Self-Selected and Recommended Gluten-Free and Gluten-Containing Dietary Patterns. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  45. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  46. Parents of Type 1 diabetic children advocate for better management of condition at school.
  47. Local teacher credits technology for making life with diabetes easier.
  48. 15-year-old Utahn is starring in a Netflix series, and he hopes it helps him spread awareness of Type 1 diabetes.
  49. Isolation and ignorance make life with Type 1 Diabetes in a rural area a lonely one.
  50. Bret Michaels reveals recent struggles with diabetes after performing at charity concert.
  51. The cost of diabetes: young students battle an invisible disease.
  52. Woman forced to ration diabetes medication due to high costs.
  53. 'We're Fighting For Our Lives' — Patients Protest Sky-High Insulin Prices.
  54. ‘It Is Our Life Support’: Diabetics, Families Meet With Lawmakers Amid Skyrocketing Insulin Prices.
  55. Diabetics fight back as insulin prices skyrocket.
  56. Minnesota Lawmakers Open Discussions On High Insulin Costs.

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