Of Continuing Interest
- Make plans to attend our Focus on Technology: Anaheim 2015 conference, to be held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California from September 18 - 20, 2015.
- Scholarships for CWD's Focus on Technology: Anaheim 2015 conference, to be held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California from September 18 - 20, 2015, are available through the Diabetes Scholars Foundation. Contact Mary Podjasek at for details.
New This Week
- The Jeff Hitchcock Addendum: Where type 1 diabetes shines.
- Last week's poll asked readers how much of a financial burden paying for diabetes supplies is for their family. This week's poll asks readers if they or their child was in DKA at diagnosis.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Help With The Hard Stuff by Lauren W. Tolle, PhD, and William T. O'Donohue, PhD.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
My son James has had diabetes since he was 14 months old. I attend a diabetes support group and the subject came up of giving the child with diabetes control over their diabetes. One example they gave was to have the child decide where they wanted their shot (e.g., arm, stomach, thigh, buttocks). The next morning I asked James, who was 3 at the time, "Where would you like your shot today?" James' response was, "IN THOMAS". Thomas is James' older brother. Thank God for James, he does keep us laughing!
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you go to tell the person in front of you that their pump tubing is hanging out, only to realize that it's the headphone wire connected to their iPod. See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
The coach wants my teen son to "cut weight" to wrestle a certain opponent. I had my son explain that this was dangerous for him because of his diabetes. Can you elaborate on these dangers? My son has been forced to sit out matches because the coach thinks my son is being difficult.
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
College, antidepressants and type 1
- Registration for the 2016 Diabetes UnConference is now open.
- Registration for the 2016 Caring and Sharing Weekend - Pump Pouches for Kids is now open.
Support and Advocacy
- 2015 JDRF Children's Congress Day Three Recap.
Studies and Surveys
- Researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) are conducting a research study called "Distress in Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: Links to Perceptions of Social Stigma and Peer-Support". The purpose of this research study is to examine the associations between the psychosocial issues of distress, social stigma and peer-support in young adults, ages 18-30 with type 1 diabetes (T1D).
- The ATG-GCSF New Onset Study is recruiting patients ages 12 to 45 within three months of diagnosis. If this is you or a member of your family, please enroll.
- PERL (Preventing Early Renal Loss in Diabetes) is a clinical trial for people with type 1 diabetes who have early signs of kidney problems. Our goal is to test a new way to reduce loss of kidney function using a safe and inexpensive medicine. We are seeking adults with type 1 diabetes to participate in our study.
- The T1D Exchange Living Biobank collects blood samples needed by the scientific community for type 1 research and stores additional samples for future use. Please join.
General Diabetes Information
- Tips For Feeding Toddlers With Type 1 Diabetes.
Diabetes Blogs and Social Media
- The Emerging Diabetes Online Community.
- Inside T1D Exchange: An Interview with Chief Medical Officer Henry Anhalt.
- Sharing Research at Friends for Life 2015.
- 2015 CWD Friends for Life: Seeing life through new eyes.
- Lessons in Diabetes Advocacy: MasterLab 2015 Calls for 'Musketeers'.
- Transitioning Diabetes Care From D-Parent To Child.
- The Novo Nordisk Pipeline: An Interview with CMO Todd Hobbs.
- Beta Cell Study Searches for More Volunteers.
- Alefacept provides sustained clinical and immunological effects in new-onset type 1 diabetes patients.
- Long-Term Immunosuppression After Solitary Islet Transplantation Is Associated With Preserved C-Peptide Secretion for More Than a Decade.
- Trends in Incidence Rates during 1999-2008 and Prevalence in 2008 of Childhood Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in GERMANY - Model-Based National Estimates. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Explaining the increased mortality in type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- An observational study of patient characteristics and mortality following hypoglycemia in the community. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Long-Term Home Study on Nocturnal Hypoglycemic Alarms Using a New Fully Implantable Continuous Glucose Monitoring System in Type 1 Diabetes.
- Alpha-Lipoic Acid and Antioxidant Diet Help to Improve Endothelial Dysfunction in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: A Pilot Trial. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Academic abilities and glycaemic control in children and young people with Type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Association of diet and lifestyle with glycated haemoglobin in type 1 diabetes participants in the EURODIAB prospective complications study.
- The Cost of a Healthier Diet for Young Children With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Reducing glucose variability with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion increases endothelial progenitor cells in type 1 diabetes: an observational study.
- Effects of acute caffeine supplementation on reducing exercise-associated hypoglycaemia in individuals with Type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Mechanisms of hypoglycemia unawareness and implications in diabetic patients. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
- Obesity in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes in Germany, Austria, and the United States.
- Moving the Journey Towards Independence: Adolescents Transitioning to Successful Diabetes Self-Management.
- Sugar-sweetened beverage intake and cardiovascular risk factor profile in youth with type 1 diabetes: application of measurement error methodology in the SEARCH Nutrition Ancillary Study.
- Comparison of Frequency and Duration of Periodontal Disease With Progression of Coronary Artery Calcium in Patients With and Without Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
- Severe hypoglycaemia in adults with insulin-treated diabetes: impact on healthcare resources. Free full text available in PDF format.
- Use of Serum Bicarbonate to Substitute for Venous pH in New-Onset Diabetes.
- Sodium glucose transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibition and ketogenesis. Free full text available in HTML format.
- A comparison of the nutritional status between adult celiac patients on a long-term, strictly gluten-free diet and healthy subjects.
- Prevalence of celiac disease in patients with severe food allergy.
- Gluten pill may allow celiac disease sufferers to enjoy pizza, beer.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- 'Smart' insulin hope for diabetes.
- Maine track star Kate Hall tells Senate committee of challenges posed by diabetes.
- Camp provides fun, education for diabetic children.
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