Upcoming CWD Conferences
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
Friends for Life Orlando 2019
July 16-21, 2019
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Of Continuing Interest
- Assistance with Access to Insulin.
- 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.
- CWD will be taking over responsibility for scholarships to its Friends for Life conferences.
New This Week
- 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.
- Last week's poll asked parents where their child checks their glucose levels while at school. This week's poll asks readers about their plans for Halloween.
- 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:
My son James has had diabetes since he was 14 months old. I attend a diabetes support group and the subject came up of giving the child with diabetes control over their diabetes. One example they gave was to have the child decide where they wanted their shot (e.g., arm, stomach, thigh, buttocks). The next morning I asked James, who was 3 at the time, "Where would you like your shot today?" James' response was, "IN THOMAS". Thomas is James' older brother. Thank God for James, he does keep us laughing!
- 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.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
My daughter's school keeps marking her absences "unexcused" when she is out ill or is sent home with high blood sugars. Are they allowed to do this?
See the answer.
- Looking for help with Trick-or-Treat? See our page about Halloween and Diabetes.
- Understanding Average Glucose, Standard Deviation, CV, and Blood Sugar Variability.
- Have questions about sharps disposal laws in your area? SafeNeedleDisposal.org will help you find the rules and regulations in your area, as well as disposal locations near you.
Support, Advocacy, and Education
- Apply for JDRF 2019 Childrenâ€™s Congress.
- Ask Your Senators to Sign Letter Regarding Artificial Pancreas Systems.
Fundraising and Awareness
- Help fund scholarships for families to attend Friends for Life Orlando 2019.
Diabetes in School
- The 411 on the 504 Plan for Diabetes: What you Need to Know.
Diabetes Products and Apps
- Artificial Pancreas Projects in Human Trials by Competitor.
Diabetes in Social Media
- A D-Mom and Doctor Turned Artificial Pancreas Entrepreneur.
- Diabetes & Tattoos â€“ What You Need to Know.
- The Race for Optimum Insulin Control â€“ Artificial Intelligence vs. Biotech.
- Ring Around the Courtroom: The Wait for U.S. Biosimilar Insulins.
- Sanofi's Zynquista: First Oral Diabetes Med for Type 1 Diabetes with Insulin?
- TCOYD ONE 2018: Taking the Good With the Bad of Type 1 Diabetes.
- 40 Best Diabetes Blogs of 2018.
- First Look at Control-IQ: A New-Generation Automated Insulin Delivery System.
- Effectiveness of artificial pancreas in the non-adult population: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.
- Maternal Antibiotic Use During Pregnancy and Type 1 Diabetes in Childrend-National Prospective Cohort Study.
- Recording of Diabetes on Death Certificates of Decedents With Type 1 Diabetes in DCCT/EDIC.
- Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Modulation of Hepatic Glucose Production With Insulin Glargine U-300 and Glargine U-100 at Steady State With Individualized Clinical Doses in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Excess mortality in Finnish diabetic subjects due to alcohol, accidents and suicide: a nationwide study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. See also Alcohol, Suicide-Related Mortality Higher in Diabetics.
- Psychosocial benefits of insulin pump therapy in children with diabetes type 1 and their families: The pumpkin multicenter randomized controlled trial.
- In-Clinic Evaluation of the MiniMed 670G System "Suspend Before Low" Feature in Children with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Environmental effects of ambient temperature and relative humidity on insulin pharmacodynamics in adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Effectiveness of Two Different Methods for Pain Reduction During Insulin Injection in Children With Type 1 Diabetes: Buzzy and ShotBlocker.
- Pumps or Multiple Daily Injections in Pregnancy Involving Type 1 Diabetes: A Prespecified Analysis of the CONCEPTT Randomized Trial.
- Performance of the Flash Glucose Monitoring System during Exercise in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Hemoglobin A1c, frequency of glucose testing and social disadvantage: Metrics of racial health disparity in youth with type 1 diabetes.
- Area Deprivation and Regional Disparities in Treatment and Outcome Quality of 29,284 Pediatric Patients With Type 1 Diabetes in Germany: A Cross-sectional Multicenter DPV Analysis.
- Impact of social deprivation, demographics and centre on HbA1c outcomes with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion.
- Barriers and facilitators to taking on diabetes self-management tasks in pre-adolescent children with type 1 diabetes: a qualitative study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Positive Well-Being in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes During Early Adolescence.
- Social jetlag, sleep-related parameters, and glycemic control in adults with type 1 diabetes: results of a cross-sectional study.
- The Relationships between Markers of Tubular Injury and Intrarenal Hemodynamic Function in Adults with and without Type 1 Diabetes: Results from the Canadian Study of Longevity in Type 1 Diabetes.
- The early natural history of albuminuria in young adults with youth-onset type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
- Real life evidence that impaired awareness of hypoglycemia persists for years in patients with type 1 diabetes.
- ive-Year Outcomes of Panretinal Photocoagulation vs Intravitreous Ranibizumab for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy. See also Two Treatments, Similar Outcomes in Diabetic Retinopathy.
- Prevalence and Clinical Features of Celiac Disease in Healthy School-Aged Children.
Legal, Legislative, and Policy
- Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sues insulin makers.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- These Pewaukee parents knew nothing about diabetes before their baby was diagnosed with it. Now they're teaching others.
- Athletes with Type 1 diabetes find support system.
- Summit Academy defensive lineman doesn't let diabetes diagnosis stop him from standout senior season.
- New Face finalist Alexis Cook isn't letting Type 1 Diabetes stop her.
- Our love was a stack of pancakes covered in butter, maple syrup and whipped cream. And then it wasnâ€™t.
- JDRF, ADA and Helmsley Charitable Trust Announce Funding of Quantitative Analysis of Insulin Purchased from Pharmacies in the U.S.
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Last Updated: Wednesday October 17, 2018 14:53:39
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