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Of Continuing Interest
  1. Animas Corporation intends to exit the insulin pump business and discontinue the manufacturing and sale of Animas® Vibe® and OneTouch Ping® insulin pumps and direct its customers to Medtronic. In response, Insulet and Tandem have set up programs to help Animas pump users. See also NEWSFLASH: Animas Exiting Insulin Pump Market and Animas Shuts Down its Pump Line.

New This Week

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  1. This Diabetes Awareness Month, we are celebrating diabetes Warriors everywhere. For every Warrior Call that is shared or posted Dexcom will donate $1 to Children with Diabetes and other charities supporting T1D. Just upload your best Warrior Call to Facebook or Instagram. It can be a photo, a look, a shout or a song. Tag @Dexcom, use #WarriorUp and raise awareness during the month of November. Learn more at Dexcom's Call of the Warrior Challenge and see our Warrior Call from Friends for Life Falls Church 2017.
  2. Last week's poll asked readers when they are most worried about hypoglycemia. This week's poll asks our readers how much time they spend each day on diabetes-related tasks.
  3. The Featured Book of the Week is Gluten Freedom by Alessio Fasano, MD.
  4. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    While driving home from the grocery store the other day, my son asked if he could have one of those pre-packaged crackers with the cheese spread. I told him yes he could, He then said, "Mom, there is no red stick to spread the cheese." I told him to just dip his cracker in the cheese and it would be fine. All was quite in the backseat. When I got to our next stop, I parked the car, turned to the back seat to see my darling son sitting there with a container of test strips using the new strips as a knife to spread his cheese!
  5. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your auto ashtray is full ... of test strips! See more parent humor.
  6. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  7. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My daughter has intermittent high blood sugars, with symptoms, yet had no antibodies, and an acceptable A1c. Can type 1 develop slowly? The doctor has not yet diagnosed type 1, is unsure what is going on. Should we get a second opinion from a different endocrinologist?
    See the answer.
  8. From the CWD Forums

  9. From the CWD Forums:
    Social Security (SSI) for Children with Diabetes?
  10. Diabetes Basics

  11. What's a "Normal" A1c? When is it Misleading?
  12. Support, Advocacy, and Education

  13. Diabetes Patients’ New Challenge: Non-Medical Switching.
  14. The Affordable Insulin Project seeks to make access to insulin more affordable for all.
  15. Get involved with JDRF's #Coverage2Control campaign and tell your insurance company to provide coverage that works for people with type 1 diabetes.
  16. Diabetes in Social Media

  17. JDRF Aims to Make Closed Loop More Customizable & Interoperable.
  18. 26 Years With Diabetes: What We Learned Along the Diabetes Roller Coaster Roadway.
  19. My Seatmate Thought Type 1 Diabetes Was Contagious.
  20. Insulin Kit for Children with Diabetes Wins Dyson Design Award.
  21. Research

  22. Synthetic beta cells for fusion-mediated dynamic insulin secretion. See also Smart artificial beta cells could lead to new diabetes treatment.
  23. On the etiology of type 1 diabetes: Physiological growth in children impacts disease progression.
  24. Time trends, regional variability and seasonality regarding the incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus in Romanian children aged 0-14 years, between 1996 and 2015.
  25. Incidence, prevalence, and seasonal onset variation of Addison's disease among persons with type 1 diabetes mellitus: nationwide, matched, cohort studies.
  26. Daily Care

  27. Improving the Clinical Value and Utility of CGM Systems: Issues and Recommendations. Free full text available in PDF format.
  28. A Novel Approach to Identifying Barriers and Facilitators in Raising a Child With Type 1 Diabetes: Qualitative Analysis of Caregiver Blogs.
  29. Problems With Self-Regulation, Family Conflict, and Glycemic Control in Adolescents Experiencing Challenges With Managing Type 1 Diabetes.
  30. Altered Patterns of Early Metabolic Decompensation in Type 1 Diabetes During Treatment with a SGLT2 Inhibitor: An Insulin Pump Suspension Study.
  31. Self-reported Hypoglycaemia in Patients treated with Insulin: A Large Slovenian Retrospectively-prospective Study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  32. Comparative risks of diabetes-related complications of basal insulins: a longitudinal population-based cohort of type 1 diabetes 1999-2013 in Taiwan.
  33. Improvements in peripheral vascular function with vitamin D treatment in deficient adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
  34. Perspectives on Long-Distance Air Travel with Type 1 Diabetes.
  35. Achieving ADA/ISPAD clinical guideline goals is associated with higher insulin sensitivity and cardiopulmonary fitness in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Results from RESistance to InSulin in Type 1 ANd Type 2 diabetes (RESISTANT) and Effects of MEtformin on CardiovasculaR Function in AdoLescents with Type 1 Diabetes (EMERALD) Studies.
  36. Importance of dental care to maintain oral health of children and youth with type 1 diabetes.
  37. Celiac

  38. Why Oats Are Safe and Healthy for Celiac Disease Patients. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  39. Evaluation of Multiple Diagnostic Indicators in Comparison to the Intestinal Biopsy as the Golden Standard in Diagnosing Celiac Disease in Children. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  40. Prevalence, incidence, and autoimmune comorbidities of celiac disease: a nation-wide, population-based study in Denmark from 1977 to 2016.
  41. Influenza and risk of later celiac disease: a cohort study of 2.6 million people.
  42. The Occurrence of Antibodies Against Gluten in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Does Not Correlate with Serological Markers of Impaired Intestinal Permeability.
  43. Gluten-free claim to leave Cheerios boxes in Canada – for now.
  44. Legal, Legislative, and Policy

  45. Flurry Of Federal And State Probes Target Insulin Drugmakers And Pharma Middlemen.
  46. Several Probes Target Insulin Drug Pricing.
  47. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  48. Kids and diabetes: holiday travel tips for your child with diabetes.
  49. Brave youngster with type 1 diabetes who is allergic to insulin is first child in UK to be fitted with “DiaPort”.
  50. Diabetes Apps Increase User Engagement But Should Be Doing Just The Opposite.
  51. York High quarterback doesn't let diabetes keep him off the field.
  52. Quarterback keeps an eye on defenders and his blood-sugar level each Friday night.
  53. 15-year-old Canadian student develops EpiPen-like gadget for diabetes patients.
  54. Diabulimia: One of the most common eating disorders you’ve never heard of.
  55. Press Releases

  56. Tandem Diabetes Care to Provide All t:slim X2 Insulin Pump Features Approved in 2018 to Users at No Cost and Expands Existing Dexcom Welcome Offer for Animas Customers.
  57. One Drop Partners with Fitbit to Bring Diabetes Management Data Insights to Users Worldwide.

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