Upcoming CWD Conferences
Friends for Life® Orlando 2018
July 10-15, 2018
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Friends for Life Falls Church 2018
October 19-21, 2018
Fairview Park Marriott
Falls Church, Virginia
Friends for Life UK 2018
October 26-28, 2018
Crieff Hydro Hotel
Strathearn House, Crieff
Friends for Life Canada 2018
November 2-4, 2018
Marriott on the Falls
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Of Continuing Interest
- 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.
- 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.
New This Week
- Last week's poll asked readers if they have their current basal rates, insulin-to-carb ratios, and correction factors written down. This week's poll asks readers if they have ever sought counseling to cope with diabetes.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents by Moira McCarthy.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
Our daughter, Marissa, had had soccer practice on a recent Saturday afternoon and then played outside a little in the evening, including more soccer. Since she is often low several hours after exercise, I offered her a quarter of a Hershey chocolate bar since she had just tested at 75 and wasn't interested in a snack (she uses a pump). As I handed her the chocolate, I explained why she was getting it to our younger daughter, Kathryn. Kathryn, who rarely turns down any chocolate, said "Well, mom, I feel low, too." Of course, she doesn't have diabetes!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your child is playing a video game and when the "life force" level starts running out she says "Oh no! I'm low" and then starts laughing hysterically and says "I need glucose tablets!" See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My teen grandson refuses to take care of his diabetes, has been hospitalized frequently, usually in DKA. What can we do to help him?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
BCBS of AL deciding NOT to cover G4 or G5 Dexcom supplies?
- The American Association of Diabetes Educators has a new section with Access & Affordability Resources.
- Language Matters is an excellent paper about the importance of language in the care of people with diabetes.
Fundraising and Awareness
- Do you love Friends for Life Orlando? Now you can raise money for FFL Orlando, individually or as part of a team.
Studies, Focus Groups, and Surveys
- Needed: Caregivers of Children with Type 1 and Autism.
- Moms and dads of very young children with type 1 diabetes are needed to help evaluate an online community designed by and for other parents like you. Please visit www.bit.ly/youngT1D to learn how you can make a difference.
- Youth ages 11 to 16 are invited to participate in an online study of a a new model of care called Transdisciplinary Care. The goal is to make a difference for teens with type 1, and you can help. Participants will be paid for each submitted response to questions and polls that will be distributed to them. Learn more at bit.ly/TCT1D.
Diabetes Videos and Podcasts
- Sean Busby: Living with Type 1 Diabetes and Lupus.
- T1D in the FBI: Caroline Marshall.
Diabetes in Social Media
- A World Cup Win for Type 1 Diabetes: Real Madridâ€™s Nacho Fernandez Scores a Goal.
- Living "Off Label" with Diabetes.
- Dexcom G6 device receives CE Mark for treating people with diabetes.
- New Travel Guides Designed By and For Persons with Diabetes.
- Hypo RESOLVE: Unravelling the Mysteries of Hypoglycemia.
- Introducing the YpsoPump.
- 2018 ADA Standards of Diabetes Medical Care.
- Mom Advocates for Affordable Insulin After Son's Tragic Death.
- Challenges to Reshape the Future of Type 1 Diabetes Research.
- Accuracy of a Factory-Calibrated, Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring System During 10 Days of Use in Youth and Adults with Diabetes.
- Investigation of the Accuracy of 18 Marketed Blood Glucose Monitors.
- Clinical value of Flash glucose monitoring in patients with type 1 diabetes treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion.
- Insulin pump breakdown and infusion set failure in Italian children with type 1 diabetes: 1-year prospective observational study with suggestions to minimize clinical impact.
- Skin Problems Associated with Insulin Pumps and Sensors in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: A Cross-Sectional Study.
- Extensive Assessment of Blood Glucose Monitoring During Postprandial Period and Its Impact on Closed-Loop Performance.
- Reduction of glycemic variability with Degludec insulin in patients with unstable diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Are We Compensating for the Lack of Physical Activity in Our Diabetic Patients with Treatment Intensification?
- Dietary Patterns Over Time and Microalbuminuria in Youth and Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes: The SEARCH Nutrition Ancillary Study.
- Preventing Diabetes Distress in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes: Results One Year After Participation in the STePS Program.
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring, Glycemic Variability, and Excessive Fetal Growth in Pregnancies Complicated by Type 1 Diabetes.
- Peripartum fetal distress in diabetic women: a retrospective case-cohort study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Severe hypoglycemia is associated with high risk for falls in adults with type 1 diabetes.
- Lower gastrointestinal symptoms are associated with worse glycemic control and quality of life in type 1 diabetes mellitus. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Dietary Intake and Micronutrient Supplementation in Youth with Celiac Disease with and without Type 1 Diabetes.
- Low Rates of Screening for Celiac Disease Among Family Members.
- Diagnostic Accuracy of Point of Care Tests for Diagnosing Celiac Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
- Children with untreated coeliac disease have sub-clinical cardiac dysfunction: a longitudinal observational analysis.
- Reproductive life in women with celiac disease; a nationwide, population-based matched cohort study.
Legal, Legislative, and Policy
- Patient Groups: Uphold Health Care Law As Congress Intended.
- High insulin costs have diabetes patients, doctors scrambling for answers.
- AMA Urges Federal Action to Respond to Insulin Price Hikes.
- Federal Intervention Needed on Insulin Prices.
- $344,000 paid in central Arkansas jail-death suit.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Kids with Type 1 diabetes become friends after chance encounter at rodeo.
- Fighting the stigma of diabetes: helping young people speak out about their disease.
- Texas officer buys groceries for man who had his stolen when he fainted outside.
- Why does my health insurer sabotage my efforts to manage my diabetes?
- Study: Almost half of diabetics skip medical care due to costs.
- Dreamed Diabetes Granted FDA Authorization to Market Advisor Pro, Offering Personalized Optimization of Insulin Pump Therapy.
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