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From CDE to DCES (Diabetes Care and Education Specialist)

A new specialty title, Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (DCES), was announced on January 22, 2020 and the AADE name changed to the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists. This reflects DCESs leadership position in diabetes care and education and more accurately describes all that DCESs do for people with diabetes. Diabetes Care and Education Specialists are professionals who can be nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, physicians, or others who have expertise in the field, and they have an enormous positive influence on people living with diabetes. Self-management education is at the heart of what educators do but clinical management has […]

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Lilly Expands Insulin Affordability Options

Eli Lilly and Company today announced plans to add two more cost-saving options to its suite of solutions for people who use Lilly insulin by introducing lower-priced versions of Humalog Mix75/25 KwikPen (insulin lispro protamine and insulin lispro injectable suspension 100 units/mL) and Humalog Junior KwikPen (insulin lispro injection 100 units/mL). Both insulins will have 50 percent lower list prices compared to the branded versions and will be available by mid-April. “The cost of insulin at the pharmacy varies dramatically depending on a person’s insurance coverage,” said Mike Mason, president of Lilly Diabetes. “These lower-priced insulins may reduce out-of-pocket costs, […]

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Enrollment open for a study of an investigational insulin

The team at Lilly Diabetes Care are currently seeking children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes to participate in a multinational clinical trial. Participants must be on multiple daily injections using an insulin pen or syringe. This study will compare an investigational ultra-rapid insulin to current treatment in controlling blood sugars. Find criteria and other details on this downloadable PDF. Study participants should meet the following criteria at study start: Are at least 1 to <18 years of age Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes for at least 6 months and do not currently use an insulin pump Treated with long-acting […]

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Novo Nordisk Launches My$99Insulin Program

On January 2, Novo Nordisk issued a press release outlining their My$99Insulin Program, follow-on brands of insulins, and an Immediate Supply option, helping to expand their insulin affordability options for people with diabetes in need, specifically addressing the issue of insulin rationing. Here’s what is now available: My$99Insulin: For $99, patients with diabetes can get up to three vials or two packs of FlexPen®/FlexTouch®/PenFill® pens of any combination of Novo Nordisk Inc. insulins. By simply enrolling at NovoCare.com, you will receive an online card that can be downloaded and printed, saved to a phone, or emailed to a valid email […]

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FDA approves Fiasp for treatment of children with diabetes

The team at Novo Nordisk has been busy this month. Yesterday, their team sent out a press release announcing that the FDA has approved Fiasp insulin for the treatment of children with diabetes. According to the release, “Fiasp is now available for use in children and adults in three different dosing options: multiple daily injections (MDI), continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion pumps and intravenous infusion under supervision by a healthcare professional.” “As a parent of a son living with type 1 diabetes, I know first-hand how tough it can be to address the inevitable blood sugar spikes around mealtimes,” said Todd […]

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Diabetes Studies Recruiting Now

Looking to participate in a clinical trial to help move the needle on diabetes research in 2020?  Here are some trials that are currently looking for participants, or will be in the very near future: ClinicalTrials.gov will soon be recruiting for the Prepivotal Omnipod Horizon Automated Glucose Control System. A research team is seeking users of DIY AP systems as part of a study on how to integrate these systems into clinical care. Adults with T1D & Parents of Children with T1D: Are you an OpenAPS or AndroidAPS DIY AP user or ex-user? If so, please email Professor Katharine Barnard-Kelly PhDat for study details. (Note: This study […]

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Resolutions 2020

Marking the start of a new year usually has people thinking about the changes they’d like to make.  Sometimes it’s a goal to lose weight, or start exercising.  Other times, resolutions can include joining a reading club, or donating to more charities, or spending more time with friends and family. For people with diabetes, a list of new year’s resolutions almost always includes something diabetes-related. From investigating coverage for a continuous glucose monitor to resolving to change your lancet every. darn. time you check, diabetes provides the opportunity for plenty of progress.  We talked with our CWD community on Twitter, […]

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Celebrating Siblings

When a family member is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, that diagnosis affects the entire family.  And for siblings of kids with diabetes, adjusting to life with diabetes in the family can have ups and downs that rival blood sugar graphs on the most rollercoaster days. At Children with Diabetes, we recognize how important the family support dynamic is for families living with diabetes, which is why we created our siblings programming at the Friends for Life conferences. We celebrate the siblings who are helping make the lives of people with diabetes better through their love and support by making sure […]

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FDA Approves Tandem’s Control IQ

FDA approval for Control IQ has arrived! According to the press release from December 13, 2019, “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today authorized marketing of the Tandem Diabetes Care Control-IQ Technology, an interoperable automated glycemic controller device that automatically adjusts insulin delivery to a person with diabetes by connecting to an alternate controller-enabled insulin pump (ACE pump) and integrated continuous glucose monitor (iCGM).” This is huge news from the San Diego-based diabetes company, who announced over the summer that it is offering no-cost feature updates for t:slim X2 insulin pump customers in the United States through the end of 2020. […]

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We Did It!

We did it! Your generosity and support helped Children with Diabetes hit our Giving Tuesday goal, raising enough money to unlock a $25,000 gift match from one of our Board members. We are humbled, grateful, and inspired, and we cannot say thank you enough. With this additional $50,000, our CWD team can bring Friends for Life conferences to more families, keep our community informed on the latest research and diabetes treatment technologies, and provide crucial diabetes care today, until there’s a cure tomorrow. If you would like to donate and support our organization, you still can!  (And thank you!) Thank […]

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