Of Continuing Interest
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Anaheim 2014 conference, to be held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California, from October 24-26, 2014.
Other Stories of Continuing Interest
- Tell your diabetes team about ISPAD's 40th Anniversary Conference taking place in Toronto, Canada from September 3 â€“ 6, 2014. ISPAD is the only international organization dedicated to the care of children and adolescents with diabetes and this conference is not to be missed! For the scientific program and registration details, visit www.ispad.org/2014.
New This Week
- The FDA has proposed new guidance for Medical Device Data Systems or MDDS. These are systems that, in the FDA words, facilitate, â€śthe electronic transfer or exchange of medical device data from a medical device, without altering the function or parameters of any connected devices.â€ť In other words provide second screens for information. FDA is proposing lessening the regulatory process for MDDS as they introduce little additional risk. Please take a moment and add your comments.
- Last week's poll asked our readers about their reuse of diabetes care products. This week's poll asks our readers how they get their HbA1c measured.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes Care at School: Bridging the Gap by Salus Education, LLC.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
On his first appointment after being diagnosed, the nurse was discussing injection sites with our son. "Where do you get your shots?" she asked, meaning, arm, hip, etc. "It all depends," our then 5-year-old explained. "Sometimes in the kitchen, sometimes in the bathroom!"
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your husband comes in and asks your child what they are up to and they respond "176" instead of "playing." See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
We've gotten conflicting information about the duration of Humalog. One doctor said two hours; another said four. So, is a two hour post meal test really accurate?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Starting school as a newly diagnosed diabetic
- Families are invited to apply for a free Caring and Sharing Weekend, to be held at the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne, New York the weekend of May 8-10, 2015.
Support and Advocacy
- JDRF highlights its Top 10 Advances in T1D Research.
Studies and Surveys
- Asante Solutions, maker of the Snap Insulin Pump, is interested in getting your thoughts and feedback on some potential enhancements to their pump for their product roadmap. This survey will ask about some demographic info regarding you or your child, your tastes and preferences as a consumer, your experience with insulin pumps, if any, as well as your opinions about insulin pumps. Asante very much appreciates your participation â€“ it will be very valuable as they work to continuously improve the Snap pump. Please take a couple minutes and take our online survey.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- Our Bionic Pancreas Journey | diaTribe.
- Go Bionic: Ed Damiano, Clara Barton Camp, and How the Bionic Pancreas "Really Works."
- NewsFlash: Both ADA and JDRF Getting New CEOs.
- Bionic: Insulin â€“ July 27, Then and Now.
- Skydiving With Type 1 Diabetes: The Adventures of Dennis Adair.
- Not Quite So Brave: Living with Diabetes in Three Countries.
- On Regulation and Cyber-Security of Our Diabetes Devices.
- Type 1's Love for Data + Design = Databetes.
- Unless you live it . . . .
- Report and update on Elise and the Bionic Pancreas.
- Novel Insulin Delivery Profiles for Mixed Meals for Sensor-Augmented Pump and Closed-Loop Artificial Pancreas Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- An Increase in Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations Preceded a Plateau in Type 1 Diabetes Incidence in Finnish Children.
- Enterovirus RNA in longitudinal blood samples and risk of islet autoimmunity in children with a high genetic risk of type 1 diabetes: the MIDIA study.
- GLP-1 receptor activation modulates appetite- and reward-related brain areas in humans.
- Relations among school/daycare functioning, fear of hypoglycaemia and quality of life in parents of young children with type 1 diabetes.
- The psychosocial and financial impact of non-severe hypoglycemic events on people with diabetes: two international surveys.
- 'I'm not a druggie, I'm just a diabetic': a qualitative study of stigma from the perspective of adults with type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Early Atherosclerosis Relates to Urinary Albumin Excretion and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes: Adolescent Type 1 Diabetes cardio-renal Intervention Trial (AdDIT).
- Safety Results from OCAPI: A European Observational Cohort Study of Insulin Glulisine-treated Children Aged 6-12 Years with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Celiac Disease: Ten Things that Every Gastroenterologist Should Know.
- Incidence of Malignancies in Diagnosed Celiac Patients: A Population-based Estimate.
- Growing concern leads to more gluten-free choices for local diners.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison Shows Us Her Insulin Pump.
- Hockey for kids with diabetes.
- Coeur d'Alene boy raises thousands for Type 1 Diabetes foundation.
- American Diabetes Association Announces Interim CEO.
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