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Upcoming CWD Conferences
Friends for Life Seattle 2019
Friends for Life Orlando 2019
Friends for Life Seattle 2019
March 29-31, 2019
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Seattle, Washington

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Friends for Life Orlando 2019
July 16-21, 2019
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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Of Continuing Interest
  1. Assistance with Access to Insulin.
  2. Diabetes Patients' New Challenge, filmed at Friends for Life Orlando 2018, describes non-medical switching, where an insurer has pushed them to change insulin, pumps, meters or other medical necessities.
  3. 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.
  4. CWD will be taking over responsibility for scholarships to its Friends for Life conferences. Information will be online shortly. Questions can be addressed to

New This Week

    Top Stories

  1. In mid-January, CWD will be launching a completely revised web site. This work has been supported by a generous grant from the Lilly Grant Office.
  2. Last week's poll asked readers how often they worry about nighttime hypoglycemia. This week's poll asks readers if they were in DKA at diagnosis.
  3. The Featured Book of the Week is Year One With Type One, written by Mike Suarez, illustrated by Olsi Tola.
  4. This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
    Our son, Bryce is 2 1/2 and was diagnosed at 9 months. Bryce has three friends in the neighborhood that all get together and play throughout the week. When Bryce needs a check, I go to him with the kit and he stops for a minute while we do our business. One day while waiting for the meter reading, I glanced up and his three friend were all standing their with their fingers out to be checked too! Talk about moral support!
  5. You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when you find yourself arguing with your daughter because she WON'T eat her ice cream before she goes to bed. See more parent humor.
  6. Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week

  7. The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
    Recently diagnosed, we keep reducing our toddler's insulin to prevent lows. If we continue to reduce it, might this stress his remaining pancreatic function?
    See the answer.
  8. Diabetes Basics

  9. The American Diabetes Association has just published its Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes for 2019.
  10. Support, Advocacy, and Education

  11. Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) and National Diabetes Volunteer Leadership Council (NDVLC) Announce Patient-Centered State Transparency Model Legislation.
  12. Fundraising and Awareness

  13. Help fund scholarships for families to attend Friends for Life Orlando 2019.
  14. Studies, Focus Groups, and Surveys

  15. The diaTribe Foundation, Beyond Type 1, Tidepool, College Diabetes Network, and Children with Diabetes are interested in learning more about the experiences of people with type 1 diabetes who are taking SGLT-2 inhibitors. Your perspective may be shared with the FDA (along with other information) to inform their decisions on this therapeutic class.
  16. Capillary Biomedical, a start-up company funded in part by the JDRF, is working on infusion sets. Capillary Biomedical would love to learn about the challenges you face with infusion sets and how you feel about some possible improvements they are considering. Share your experiences using their infusion set survey, designed for insulin pump users and those who care for them. The goal is to include the voice of insulin pump users into the development process. For every completed survey (one per person please) Capillary Biomedical will make a donation to support Friends for Life. Also, if you choose to share your contact info at the end of the survey, you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card.
  17. Researchers affiliated with Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine are studying Parents’ Experiences with Caring for Children with Diabetes.
  18. Diabetes Products and Apps

  19. xDrip+ Car HUD.
  20. FDA Warns About Insulin Pen Needle Confusion.
  21. 5 Troubling Findings on Glucagon Use Among Adults with Type 1 Diabetes.
  22. Diabetes Videos and Podcasts

  23. DIY to FDA: Howard Look Explains Tidepool + Loop.
  24. Diabetes in Social Media

  25. 10 Things to Look for in Diabetes Tech and Drugs in 2019.
  26. Hypersensitive: A Look at the Dexcom G6, Several Months Later.
  27. A First Experience with the New Eversense Implantable CGM.
  28. How to Use FreeStyle Libre Trend Arrows to Adjust Insulin Doses.
  29. The Effort to Make Type 1 Diabetes Care More Human-Centric in Design.
  30. GLP-1 Drugs: An Overview.
  31. Rethinking Glucagon for Emergency Use and Beyond.
  32. D-Mom Pens Diabetes Children's Book from Daughter's POV (with Giveaway!).
  33. Disrupting diabetes treatment with a person-centered approach.
  34. Study: Relationship Between High A1c and Psychiatric Disorders in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes.
  35. Oklahoma Diabetes Dad Shares "Heartbreak, Fear, Joy, and Triumph".
  36. Beyond Type 1 Appoints Thom Scher as Chief Executive Officer.
  37. Research

  38. Inappropriate glucagon and GLP-1 secretion in individuals with long-standing type 1 diabetes: effects of residual C-peptide.
  39. Daily Care

  40. Mediation of the association of smoking and microvascular complications by glycemic control in type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  41. Breastfeeding at night is rarely followed by hypoglycaemia in women with type 1 diabetes using carbohydrate counting and flexible insulin therapy.
  42. The cost of treating diabetic ketoacidosis in an adolescent population in the UK: a national survey of hospital resource use.
  43. Effect of switching from conventional continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion to sensor augmented pump therapy on glycemic profile in Japanese patients with type 1 diabetes.
  44. Australian children with type 1 diabetes consume high sodium and high saturated fat diets: Comparison with national and international guidelines.
  45. Mothers' Experiences of Maze Path of Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis in Children. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.
  46. Celiac

  47. Prevalence and characteristics of celiac disease in South African patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus: Results from the Durban Diabetes and Celiac Disease Study.
  48. Food Additive Linked To Celiac Disease.
  49. Legal, Legislative, and Policy

  50. Life, Death and Insulin.
  51. Skyrocketing price of insulin puts patients lives at risk.
  52. Exorbitant insulin prices strain families.
  53. Woman says her son couldn't afford his insulin – now he's dead.
  54. Prescription Drug Costs Driven By Manufacturer Price Hikes, Not Innovation.
  55. Dave Ricks, Lilly Chairman and CEO, offers a New Rx for Americans’ Drug Costs.
  56. Diabetes in the Popular Press

  57. VICTORY for pregnant women with type 1 diabetes: wearable medical tech to be provided by NHS England.
  58. CES 2019: This mobile handset aims to simplify type 1 diabetes management.
  59. How powerlifting is helping women control type 1 diabetes.
  60. Local football star battles disease on and off the field.
  61. Analysts predict Medtronic will lose ground in booming insulin pump market.
  62. Press Releases

  63. Senseonics Announces First Study Participant Implanted in the U.S. as Part of the PROMISE 180-Day Sensor Clinical Study and the Submission of Key PMA Supplements to the FDA to Advance Current 90-Day Product.
  64. Beta Bionics Announces Final Closing of Its $63 Million Series B Financing.
  65. Zealand Pharma completes equity investment in strategic partner Beta Bionics.
  66. Bigfoot Biomedical Announces Next Step for Connected Injection System. See also Bigfoot Biomedical Announces Partnership with Lilly.
  67. New Prediction Feature for Hypoglycemia Now Available in Sugar.IQ(TM) Personal Diabetes Assistant App, Developed by Medtronic and IBM Watson Health.
  68. Cecelia Health Partners with JCHR and the Helmsley Trust To Transform the Lives and Health Outcomes of People Living with Diabetes.
  69. Ascensia Diabetes Care Announces Global Partnership With POCTech to Distribute and Co-develop Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems.

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