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Upcoming CWD Conferences
Friends for Life Orlando 2018
Friends for Life Orlando 2018
Friends for Life Anaheim 2018
May 4-6, 2018
Disneyland Hotel
Anaheim, California
Friends for Life® Orlando 2018
July 10-15, 2018
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Orlando, Florida
Friends for Life UK 2018
Friends for Life Canada 2018
Friends for Life UK 2018
October 26-28, 2018
Crieff Hydro Hotel
Strathearn House, Crieff
Friends for Life Canada 2018
November 2-4, 2018
Marriott on the Falls
Niagara Falls, Ontario

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Of Continuing Interest
  1. No child should die for lack of insulin. Just $1 a day will ensure a child has access to the life-saving insulin they need to survive. 1,000 donors will help 1,000 young people in need.
  2. Has your insurance company forced you to change your insulin or other diabetes care medicine or product? That's "Forced Non-Medical Switching." Share your story of forced non-medical switching at MyMedsMyChoice, a project of CWD.

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. Last week's poll asked readers how often they check their blood sugar before they drive. This week's poll asks our readers how confident they feel in their ability to manage sick days and diabetes.
  2. The Featured Book of the Week is The Discovery of Insulin by Michael Bliss.
  3. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    We recently moved to a new home with pool. I was getting ready to take my non-diabetic 3 year old swimming. She was waiting patiently on the deck while I checked the chlorine level with a pool test-strip. She watches me read the strip and then says, "Can we swim mommy or does the pool have ketones?"
  4. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when the toilet is stuffed, you call the plumber, he snakes the bowl, and at the end of his snake is a piece of blue plastic that just happens to match the blue plastic cover of your son's inset infusion set. See more parent humor.
  5. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  6. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    My daughter's school keeps marking her absences "unexcused" when she is out ill or is sent home with high blood sugars. Are they allowed to do this?
    See the answer.
  7. From the CWD Forums

  8. From the CWD Forums:
    Lipoatrophy in 3 year old
  9. Conferences and Events

  10. Pump Wear's annual Caring and Sharing Weekend will be held from Friday, May 11 to Sunday, May 13, 2018.
  11. The 2018 Students With Diabetes National Conference will be held from Friday, May 25, 2018 to Sunday, May 27, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore Airport.
  12. TCOYD's 2nd Annual Type 1 Conference & Retreat will be held the weekend of August 17-19, 2018 at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, California.
  13. Fundraising and Awareness

  14. Do you love Friends for Life Orlando? Now you can raise money for FFL Orlando, individually or as part of a team.
  15. Studies, Focus Groups, and Surveys

  16. Moms and dads of very young children with type 1 diabetes are needed to help evaluate an online community designed by and for other parents like you. Please visit to learn how you can make a difference.
  17. Youth ages 11 to 16 are invited to participate in an online study of a a new model of care called Transdisciplinary Care. The goal is to make a difference for teens with type 1, and you can help. Participants will be paid for each submitted response to questions and polls that will be distributed to them. Learn more at
  18. Adults diagnosed with type 1 diabetes are encouraged to take a brief online survey about the Barriers to Adoption of Technology. The goal of the study is to understand barriers to the prescription and adoption of devices, such as insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring. The findings will be used to inform the design of strategies and programs aimed at improving device prescribing and adoption.
  19. Diabetes Videos and Podcasts

  20. A Dose of Dr. E: Sick Day Rules.
  21. Diabetes in Social Media

  22. Why D-Parents Should Listen to Young Adults with Diabetes.
  23. Twenty things I wish I knew about diabetes.
  24. Little did I know . . . .
  25. Insulin is #6.
  26. Diabetes Orgs Demand Evaluation of Insulin Quality.
  27. On National Siblings Day: Brothers and Sisters Who Share Type 1 Diabetes.
  28. Broadway Star Taylor Louderman and Sister Talk T1D.
  29. Mini-Glucagon With Alcohol?
  30. Small But Mighty: Mom Invents Clever Diabetes Supply Reminder.
  31. GlucosEnough: A Powerhouse Type 1 Diabetes Advocate in North Carolina.
  32. How Close are Researchers to Developing Insulin that Doesn’t Need Refrigeration?
  33. Culturally Relevant Carbohydrate Counting Guide.
  34. How I Underwent a Kidney-Pancreas Transplant and I’m No Longer Diabetic.
  35. Research

  36. Prospective study evaluating the use of nasal glucagon for the treatment of moderate to severe hypoglycaemia in adults with type 1 diabetes in a real‐world setting. Free full text available in PDF format. See also Nasal glucagon safe, effective in treating hypoglycemic events in children at home, school.
  37. Exploring Variation in Glycemic Control Across and Within Eight High-Income Countries: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of 64,666 Children and Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes.
  38. Plasma Insulin Levels and Hypoglycemia Affect Subcutaneous Interstitial Glucose Concentration.
  39. Fully Closed-Loop Multiple Model Probabilistic Predictive Controller Artificial Pancreas Performance in Adolescents and Adults in a Supervised Hotel Setting.
  40. Persistence of abnormalities in white matter in children with type 1 diabetes.
  41. Study finds high rates of type 1 diabetes near food swamps.
  42. GPR119 Agonism Increases Glucagon Secretion During Insulin-Induced Hypoglycemia.
  43. Daily Care

  44. Impact of childhood type 1 diabetes on maternal work-family relations.
  45. Sustained Reduction in Severe Hypoglycemia in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes Complicated by Impaired Awareness of Hypoglycemia: 2-Year Follow-up in the HypoCOMPaSS Randomized Clinical Trial.
  46. Risk of ketoacidosis in children at the time of diabetes mellitus diagnosis by primary caregiver status: a population-based retrospective cohort study. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats. See also Diabetic ketoacidosis at the onset of Type 1 diabetes in young children Is it time to launch a tailored campaign for DKA prevention in children <5 years?
  47. Gastric Emptying Impacts the Timing of Meal Glucose Peak on Subjects with Uncomplicated Type 1 Diabetes.
  48. Cost-effectiveness of Continuous Glucose Monitoring for Adults With Type 1 Diabetes Compared With Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose: the DIAMOND Randomized Trial See also CGM With Insulin Injections Could Be Cost-Effective in Diabetes (Free Medscape membership required) and Continuous glucose monitors proven cost-effective, add to quality of life for diabetics.
  49. Long-acting insulin analogues for type 1 diabetes: An overview of systematic reviews and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  50. Efficacy of Growth Hormone Treatment in Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Growth Hormone Deficiency-An Analysis of KIGS Data.
  51. Efficacy and Safety of MYL-1501D Versus Insulin Glargine in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes After 52 Weeks: Results of the Phase 3 INSTRIDE 1 Study.
  52. Celiac

  53. Antibody Concentrations Decrease 14-fold in Children With Celiac Disease on a Gluten-free Diet but Remain High at 3 Months.
  54. Gluten-free-rendered products contribute to imbalanced diets in children and adolescents with celiac disease.
  55. Influence of low FODMAP and gluten-free diets on disease activity and intestinal microbiota in patients with non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
  56. The Dilemma of the Gluten-Free Diet.
  57. Legal, Legislative, and Policy

  58. Thanks, Sen. Hatch, for all your work on the Special Diabetes Program.
  59. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  60. SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Diabetes, decisions and justice math.
  61. Diabetes is not stopping this Brookline teen from running the Boston Marathon.
  62. When diabetes is your life, DIY on glucose monitors, pumps help.
  63. FDA approves AI-powered software to detect diabetic retinopathy.
  64. Red Mountain's Riley Pagel perseveres in football, baseball with Type 1 diabetes.
  65. PUMPD creates community for students with Type 1 diabetes.

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