Making a Difference
As the new year begins, we often reflect on the good in our lives and look forward to a better new year. I'd like to share with you some organizations that you might not know which make a big difference in the lives of families living with type 1 diabetes. This list is by no means exhaustive. There are so many other organizations, large and small, that work to improve the lives of people living with diabetes.
- The Diabetes Scholars Foundation provides scholarships for families and young adults to attend our educational conferences and provides college scholarships to young people with type 1 diabetes. Your generous donation can provide life-changing education for families.
- The Diabetes Hands Foundation works to provide social support, information, and a sense of belonging to people with diabetes and their loved ones through its two online communities, TuDiabetes (English) and EsTuDiabetes (Spanish), and through the Big Blue Test and Diabetes Advocates. Your donation will help their mission continue.
- DiabetesSisters offers a range of education and support services to help women of all ages with all types of diabetes live healthier, fuller lives. We understand the fear and isolation that often comes with living with diabetes because we are an organization that is managed by women who are living with diabetes. You can donate to DiabetesSisters to help them serve women with diabetes.
- diaTribe provides free, cutting-edge diabetes insights and actionable tips for people with diabetes. Their mission is to help individuals better understand their diabetes and to make their readers happier and healthier. You can donate to diaTribe to help them in their mission of education.
- The Bionic Pancreas project from Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital is one of several groups working to deliver automated glucose control. We've reported on their many studies and have their leaders as faculty at our conferences. You can donate to Boston University to help bring this breakthrough technology to reality.
- The College Diabetes Network works to empower and improve the lives of students living with Type 1 diabetes through peer support and access to information and resources. Your donation will help CDN make a difference in the lives of college students with type 1 diabetes.
- Life for a Child has one simple goal: no child with type 1 diabetes should die from the lack of insulin. This is a daunting task, yet the Life for a Child team now provides life-giving insulin and diabetes care supplies to over 15,000 children with type 1 diabetes living in 48 countries. Your generous gift is literally the gift of life. We will share more about Life for a Child in January as we once again look to Spare a Rose, Save a Child.
- Insulin for Life USA collects in-date and unneeded insulin, glucose test strips, and other diabetes care supplies and ships them to children and families in need living in developing countries. Your donation of money or supplies will make a difference.
- And finally, Children with Diabetes is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization devoted to providing education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes through its web site, this email newsletter, and its educational conferences in the United States, Canada, and the UK. You can help by making a tax-deductible donation today.
Of Continuing Interest
- Make plans to attend Friends for Life 2015, to be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort from Monday, July 6th, through Sunday, July 12th, 2015. Our hotel block is open for reservations and conference registration is open.
- Make plans to attend Friends for Life Canada 2015, to be held at the Marriott Gateway on the Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, from October 23-25, 2015. Our hotel block is open for reservations and conference registration is open.
New This Week
- Applications for the 2015 Diabetes Scholars Foundation College Scholarships are now online.
- Last week's poll asked readers about their thoughts for 2015. This week's poll asks readers how they think type 1 will be cured.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes Burnout: What To Do When You Can't Take It Anymore by William Polonsky.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
After recently buying "Mary Poppins" on DVD, our 6 kids went around singing all the songs. Well, John, our pumping 5 year old son had to put his own twist on "A Spoonful of Sugar." His version goes:Just a bolus full of insulin makes my sugars come down,
sugars come down,
sugars come down.
In the most painless way!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your daughter asks, "Can I get some ketchup to go with my test strips?" instead of her chicken strips. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
I provide care for a young girl whose blood sugars are often quite elevated. Mom has said not to worry, that she will adjust the girl's insulin. I am worried about the girl's health and am unhappy with all the unhealthy foods mom provides. What do you suggest I do?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
- Your 2015 Diabetes Conference Calendar.
- Help the Diabetes Scholars Foundation provide scholarships for CWD conferences by contribution to their cookbook fundraiser (username: CWDFFL, password: DSFrocks).
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- What Diabetes Advocacy Orgs Accomplished Last Year & Goals for 2015.
- 8 Type 1 Resolutions to Keep for 2015.
- Tight Control Of Type 1 Diabetes Saves Lives, But It's Tough.
- Diabetes Tech 'Spectations for 2015.
- Where is the Little Girl I Carried?
- Hannah Vester Swims the Distance.
- Animas Vibe: First (and Quick) Impressions.
- Confessions of a Diabetes Hacker.
Products, Services and Books
- PenTrim is a fun accessory for your Novo Nordisk FlexPen, NovoPen Echo or NovoPen 4.
- ipSOX covers for insulin pumps come in a selection of colours and designs that stretch to fit your insulin pump.
- Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin and Cathepsin L as early predictors of kidney dysfunction in children with type 1 diabetes.
- Association Between 7 Years of Intensive Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes and Long-term Mortality. Full text PDF via link. See also Early blood glucose control lengthens life in people with type 1 diabetes.
- Accuracy of Blood Glucose Meters for Self-Monitoring Affects Glucose Control and Hypoglycemia Rate in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Successful management of insulin allergy and autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 4 with desensitization therapy and glucocorticoid treatment: a case report and review of the literature.
- Celiac disease: a disorder emerging from antiquity, its evolving classification and risk, and potential new treatment paradigms. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Disturbances of autonomic nervous system activity and diminished response to stress in patients with celiac disease. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Dietician makes treats that are gluten-free, but still tasty.
- Gluten Free or Gluten Fad?
Legal and Legislative
- New laws include insulin training for school staff.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Miami doc on mission to cure Type 1 diabetes.
- 3D Printed Rig Helps Knoxville Girl.
- Diabetes life expectancy 'improving', study finds.
- Diabetes awareness: Fort Mill girl celebrates her 'diaversary'.
- WJC: Nothing can hold Domi back.
- Metformin: A Great Lakes Disaster?
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Last Updated: Thursday January 22, 2015 14:27:52
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