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Making a Difference

This is the time of year when we reflect on the good in our lives and look forward to a better new year. As you and your family gather, 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.


Of Continuing Interest
  1. Prevent T1D is a place for families who are working to prevent Type 1 Diabetes. Many of us are parents who already have a child with T1D, and are looking for ways to delay or stop a second child’s diagnosis.
  2. Before It's Too Late is a powerful reminder of the importance of knowing the signs of type 1 diabetes and educating others.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. Last week's poll asked readers about what innovation they think is most likely in 2017. This week's poll asks our readers how they think type 1 diabetes will be cured first.
  2. The Featured Book of the Week is My Sister Has Diabetes and How That Makes Me Feel by Grace Rooney, Illustrated by Michele Pensa.
  3. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    I am home schooling our 5 year old son, who just went on the pump 5 months ago. Today we were learning about the letter 'S'. He was excited. "I know what begins with 'S'- 'Site change'! I'm sure any other teacher would be more than a little perplexed by this answer.
  4. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you use EMLA on your eyebrows before you tweeze them. See more parent humor.
  5. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  6. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    After an up and down night of blood sugars, my adult daughter could not communicate with me, as if her brain were malfunctioning. She returned to normal after several hours and hospital tests. Is this common in long term diabetics with erratic blood sugars?
    See the answer.
  7. From the CWD Forums

  8. From the CWD Forums:
    Question about lows
  9. Diabetes Basics

  10. The American Diabetes Association has released their Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes for 2017. See also ADA Releases 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes at Diabetes Daily.
  11. Diabetes Care Products and Apps

  12. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers information about programs to assist people living with diabetes.
  13. General Diabetes Information

  14. The 2017 type 1 diabetes resolution.
  15. Diabetes in Social Media

  16. 2016 DPAC Year in Review.
  17. Diabetes Tech 'Spectations for 2017.
  18. 2016: A Pivotal Year for Closed Loop/Automated Insulin Delivery.
  19. Escaping Technology: A Halt in Insulin Pumping for Me.
  20. 20 Questions Every Person with Type 1 Should Ask a New Endocrinologist.
  21. California Mom Champions Access to Better Diabetes Healthcare Coverage.
  22. Research

  23. Bionic pancreas system successfully controls blood sugar without risk of hypoglycemia reports on Home use of a bihormonal bionic pancreas versus insulin pump therapy in adults with type 1 diabetes: a multicentre randomised crossover tria, previously reported.
  24. Four-year clinical remission of type 1 diabetes mellitus in two patients treated with sitagliptin and vitamin D3. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  25. The influence of sex on hyperfiltration in patients with uncomplicated type 1 diabetes.
  26. Extending Halogen-based Medicinal Chemistry to Proteins. See also Chemically modified insulin is available more quickly.
  27. Harvard biologist retracts diabetes breakthrough in Cell. See also Retraction Notice to: Betatrophin: A Hormone that Controls Pancreatic β Cell Proliferation.
  28. Daily Care

  29. Diabetes distress high in adolescents, particularly girls.
  30. Toward Defining the Threshold Between Low and High Glucose Variability in Diabetes.
  31. A New Model to Estimate Insulin Resistance via Clinical Parameters in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes..
  32. Impact of diabetic ketoacidosis on thyroid function tests in type 1 diabetes mellitus patients.
  33. Celiac

  34. AGY, a Novel Egg Yolk-Derived Anti-gliadin Antibody, Is Safe for Patients with Celiac Disease.
  35. Are Treated Celiac Patients at Risk for Mycotoxins? An Italian Case-Study.
  36. Seeking flavor within strict limits.
  37. Legal, Legislative, and Policy

  38. Rising insulin prices causing stress for Abilene diabetics.
  39. Soaring cost of life-saving drug becoming burden for diabetics.
  40. Rising cost of insulin concerns patients and doctors.
  41. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  42. Diabetes in the Digital Age.

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