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Of Continuing Interest

    CWD Events

  1. Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Cincinnati 2013, to be held at the Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre in West Chester, Ohio from December 6-8, 2013.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. California Supreme Court Ruling Protects the Safety and Health of California Students with Diabetes. For more on this very important ruling, see

    1. Ruling lets school staff give insulin to students
    2. Contra Costa Times editorial: California Supreme Court insulin ruling places student needs ahead of union self-interest
    3. California Court Knocks Down School Nurse Lock-In on Insulin Shots
    4. California Supreme Court: Unlicensed school personnel may administer insulin shots
    5. California schools and diabetes: State high court allows school employees to give insulin shots
    6. The decision is online at American Nurses Association, et al, vs. Tom Torlakson, as Superintendent, etc., et al.
  2. Accuracy Matters: One Question, One Community, One Voice.
  3. Resolution On The Importance Of Need To Develop More Stringent Accuracy Requirements For Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems.
  4. Test Strip Accuracy: Blood In, Garbage Out?
  5. Last week's poll asked readers how diabetes has affected their children who do not have type 1. This week's poll asks readers how often they check their blood sugar before they drive.
  6. The Featured Book of the Week is A First Book for Understanding Diabetes (companion to the 12th Edition of "Understanding Diabetes") by H. Peter Chase, MD and David M. Maahs, MD, PhD.
  7. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    I was looking for the bank statement the other day. I asked my wife, "Have you seen the HBA1c statement?" She laughed and said, "Do you mean the HSBC bank statement?"
  8. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you reach under his blankets to find the remote to turn of his T.V. and accidentally grab his pump instead! See more parent humor.
  9. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  10. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My son gets headaches brought on by low blood sugar. Is this common? What can we do to prevent this?
    See the answer.
  11. From the CWD Forums

  12. From the CWD Forums:
    Do Other Endos/CDE Suggest Not Testing At Night?
  13. Studies and Surveys

  14. The ENDIA (Environmental Determinants of Islet Autoimmunity) is Australia's largest study into the causes of Type 1 Diabetes. See if you can help.
  15. Leslie Liu, a PhD candidate in Biomedical and Health Informatics at the University of Washington, is conducting a survey on Staying in Touch with Friends: Technology Use by Children with Chronic Health Conditions. CWD families are encouraged to participate.
  16. The University of Pennsylvania is inviting parents of children with diabetes to participate in a survey on perceptions and behaviors relating to severe hypoglycemia. By participating in this 10 minute survey, you will be contributing valuable information to a research project about a subject that is very important to the physical and psychological safety of children with diabetes. We are looking forward to learn about your experiences!
  17. Researchers from the University of Connecticut Health Center want to learn about dogs that help people with diabetes. You are invited to take part in this study if you have diabetes and have had a dog that can detect sugar levels.
  18. TrialNet is now offering online sign up and consent for the Pathway 2 Prevention study. Families of those living with type 1 diabetes are strongly encouraged to participate.
  19. Researchers from Palo Alto University want to hear the voices of siblings and parents of children with T1D to learn about the impact support has on their quality of life. Siblings 6-25 years are encouraged to participates, along with parents through either completing an online questionnaire or a Skype/in-person interview. For more information, email or visit
  20. Diabetes in School

  21. School shows the door to diabetic boy in India.
  22. Diabetes Blogs and Social Media

  23. Video: Friends For Life “Words of Hope” – Parents of Kids With T1D.
  24. The Green Bracelet Post.
  25. Our Big Blue Test Poster Received a Big Blue Ribbon at AADE 2013.
  26. A trip to the pharmacy in drawings.
  27. I'm a nerd.
  28. The Orgenesis Approach to a Diabetes Cure: Turning Liver Cells into Beta Cells.
  29. Finding A Sitter for Your T1D Child. See also Safe Sittings.
  30. Research

  31. Advanced Glycation Endproducts in Children with Diabetes.
  32. Type 1 Diabetes Drug Proves Effective in Clinical Trial.
  33. Vitamin D deficiency is not associated with changes in retinal geometric parameters in young people with type 1 diabetes.
  34. Glycemic control in familial vs. sporadic type 1 diabetes patients over 5 years.
  35. Human Intestinal Microbiota and Type 1 Diabetes.
  36. Implanted islets in the anterior chamber of the eye are prone to autoimmune attack in a mouse model of diabetes.
  37. The levels of circulating TRAIL at the onset of type 1 diabetes are markedly decreased in patients with ketoacidosis and with the highest insulin requirement.
  38. Daily Care

  39. Can Trained Dogs Detect a Hypoglycemic Scent in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes? See also Diabetes Alert Dogs Don’t Detect Hypoglycemic Scent.
  40. Monthly use of a real-time continuous glucose monitoring system as an educational and motivational tool for poorly controlled type 1 diabetes adolescents.
  41. Metformin added to insulin reduces plasma levels of glycated-LDL but not oxLDL in young patients with type 1 diabetes and concomitant obesity in comparison to insulin alone - pilot study.
  42. Relationships and Health Among Emerging Adults With and Without Type 1 Diabetes.
  43. Adherence decision making in the everyday lives of emerging adults with type 1 diabetes.
  44. Calculation of HbA1c and glycated albumin from serially measured self-monitored blood glucose in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  45. Psycho-behavioral changes in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  46. While not specifically about type 1 diabetes, this study argues for reduced consumption of sugar sweetened beverages: Human-relevant levels of added sugar consumption increase female mortality and lower male fitness in mice. See also Study: Sugar even at moderate levels toxic to mice health, reproduction.
  47. Celiac

  48. Clinical features and symptom recovery on a gluten-free diet in Canadian adults with celiac disease.
  49. Patient and parent satisfaction with a dietitian- and nurse- led celiac disease clinic for children at the Stollery Children's Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta.
  50. Patterns of population differentiation and natural selection on the celiac disease background risk network. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  51. The effects of gluten-free diet on hypertransaminasemia in patients with celiac disease. Free full text available in HTML format.
  52. Mucosal healing and risk for lymphoproliferative malignancy in celiac disease: a population-based cohort study.
  53. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity: questions still to be answered despite increasing awareness.
  54. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  55. Five Year Old Diabetic Takes on Congress.
  56. Young Diabetes Patients Form Bonds At ‘Camp Colorado’.
  57. Local youth promotes diabetes awareness.
  58. Students With Diabetes program boosted confidence, improved HbA1c in young adults.
  59. Press Releases

  60. MannKind Reports Positive Data from a Phase 3 Clinical Study of AFREZZA in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.

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