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Of Continuing Interest

    CWD Events

  1. Make plans to attend CWD's Friends for Life Canada: Vancouver 2012 conference, to be held from August 24-26, 2012 at the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  2. Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Sugar Land 2012 conference, to be held from October 12-14, 2012 at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square in Sugar Land, Texas.
  3. Scholarships are available for CWD's Friends for Life UK 2012 conference.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. We have a preliminary report from Friends for Life: Orlando 2012. Other thoughts from FFL 2012 include:

    1. The Post I Don't Know How to Write . . . .
    2. Friends For Life Part 1: My personal start.
    3. Team Green.
    4. Children With Diabetes Friends For Life 2012 Teaser.
    5. The Wearing Of The Green Bracelets, Coming Home Again & Feeling Like A Butterfly.
    6. Keeping the Bracelets On.
    7. CWD FFL 2012: Parenting with Type 1 Diabetes.
    8. Felt Like Home.
    9. Learning what it means to be a Friend for Life.
    10. Don't Just Do Nothing.
    11. {Friends For Life} Crystal Bowersox.
    12. A Thin Line.
    13. Diabetes is Not About Passing or Failing.
    14. TrialNet: Should we do it?
    15. Tandem’s t:slim: Up Close and Personal.
    16. Crystal Bowersox playing for the Elementary Group at FFL.
    17. Friends for Life: Aftermath is a podcast of the FFL 2012 experience.
  2. The Twitter stream from FFL 2012 offered a moment-by-moment look at the conference.
  3. Last week's poll asked readers how they usually check for ketones. This week's poll asks readers if paying for diabetes supplies is a financial burden.
  4. The Featured Book of the Week is The Little Red Sports Car by Eleanor Troutt, illustrated by J. Chris Price.
  5. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    My son was chosen to be line leader for his class at school. Prior to lunch he always goes down to the nurses office to have his blood sugar checked. When it was time to line up and go to lunch, my son went to the nurses office as usual, only on this day the whole class ended up there too. They all got a good laugh over it.
  6. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when everyone in the family says they are "low" instead of hungry! See more parent humor.
  7. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  8. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    The endocrinologist has agreed to put my daughter on a pump. Which pump brands are most popular? Which is more popular for girls? How can I help with her moodiness when her blood sugar is high?
    See the answer.
  9. From the CWD Forums

  10. From the CWD Forums:
    Who Does Carb Counting At School?
  11. Diabetes in School

  12. The American Diabetes Association invites parents of diabetes to participate in its back-to-school webinar on Tuesday, August 14th, at 8:00 PM (Eastern Time) led by ADA's Crystal Jackson and Joyce Boudoin, an ADA school advocate and parent of a child with diabetes. To register for the important and informative program go to
  13. General Diabetes Information

  14. A Paradigm Shift in Diabetes Therapy — Dapagliflozin and Other SGLT2 Inhibitors.
  15. Diabetes Blogs and Social Media

  16. The Journey of Sam Billetdeaux's Elephant!
  17. Jobs

  18. The American Diabetes Association has an opening for the position of Director, Legal Advocacy.
  19. Research

  20. Update on islet transplantation. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  21. Environmental triggers of type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  22. Seroconversion to Islet Autoantibodies After Enterovirus Infection in Early Pregnancy.
  23. Low doses of anti-CD3, ciclosporin A and the vitamin D analogue, TX527, synergise to delay recurrence of autoimmune diabetes in an islet-transplanted NOD mouse model of diabetes.
  24. The DPP-4 inhibitor linagliptin delays the onset of diabetes and preserves beta-cell mass in non-obese diabetic NOD mice.
  25. Possible Role of GLP-1 and Its Agonists in the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
  26. Effects of L: -arginine supplementation on blood flow, oxidative stress status and exercise responses in young adults with uncomplicated type I diabetes.
  27. A case-crossover study of infectious diseases and new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.
  28. Month of birth, vitamin D and risk of immune mediated disease: a case control study. Free full text available in PDF format.
  29. Standardised mortality is increased three-fold in a population-based sample of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
  30. Chronic complications in type 1 diabetes mellitus. Analysis of a cohort of 291 patients with a mean evolution time of 15 years.
  31. Daily Care

  32. Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Methods of Insulin Delivery and Glucose Monitoring for Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. A slide deck from the study is also available. See also Pump, Real-Time Monitor Best in Type 1 Diabetes.
  33. Benefit of supplementary fat plus protein counting as compared with conventional carbohydrate counting for insulin bolus calculation in children with pump therapy.
  34. Empirically Derived Patterns of Perceived Stress Among Youth With Type 1 Diabetes and Relationships to Metabolic Control.
  35. Children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes: A randomised controlled trial comparing hospital versus home-based care.
  36. Metabolic control, healthcare satisfaction and costs 1 month after diagnosis of type 1 diabetes: a randomised controlled trial of hospital-based care vs. hospital-based home care.
  37. Pregnancy in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: How Special are Special Issues? Free full text available in HTML format.
  38. Pregnancy Planning and Diabetes: A Qualitative Exploration of Women's Attitudes Toward Preconception Care.
  39. Common sense model of illness in youth with type 1 diabetes or sickle cell disease. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  40. Diastolic Function is Reduced in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes in Response to Exercise.
  41. Celiac

  42. Effect of Addition of Short Course of Prednisolone to Gluten-Free Diet on Mucosal Epithelial Cell Regeneration and Apoptosis in Celiac Disease: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.
  43. Gluten-free? Tips for Successful Eating in Shared Housing.
  44. Colleges deal with Gluten-Free 101.
  45. Celiac Disease Under-Diagnosis Could Be Attributed To Low Biopsy Rates: Study.
  46. Legal and Legislative

  47. Feds probe treatment of diabetic students.
  48. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  49. After more than 50 years of living with diabetes Hazel Harvey is honoured with an award.
  50. Charlie Kimball saves Ganassi's day.
  51. Artificial pancreas for diabetics could eliminate need to manually check blood sugar.
  52. Closed-Loop Insulin Boosts Overnight Control in Young Children.
  53. CureBeta Snags $8M Up Front for Beta-Cell Regeneration Candidates.

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