The American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions for 2018 (called ADA2018 with hastag #2018ADA) just ended. I was not there, but did monitor twitter and other social media to get a feel for what was going on. As in previous years, it was about 90% type-2 and about 90% treatments (not cures), and of the remaining type-1/cure research, only a little was human trials of the type covered in this blog. So anyway, here is a huge list of links (mostly links to tweets) which I found interesting for one reason or other. I've tried to categorize them, and in a few cases, after the link, I've added a sentence or two about why I found them interesting. Summary web sites: https://beyondtype1.org/breaking-news-from-ada2018/ https://www.healio.com/endocrinology/meeting-news/ada-conference https://www.diabetesdaily.com/blog/clinical-trials-in-type-1-diabetes-ada-2018-580153/ https://www.medscape.com/viewcollection/34397 http://www.mdmag.com/conference-coverage/ada-2018 Cure Related ATG/GCSF: https://twitter.com/BeyondType1/status/1011252403079745536 https://twitter.com/Judithendo/status/1011240300742893568 Meta-Dopa, which I need to blog about: https://twitter.com/Judithendo/status/1011291591875743744 Encapsulation for beta cells (animals, I think): https://twitter.com/Cristob_Morales/status/1011230794831089667 Smart Insulin: https://twitter.com/mbotana/status/1010599897987473410 https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsnano.7b08152 ViaCyte: https://twitter.com/ViaCyte/status/1010508277766082560 https://twitter.com/ViaCyte/status/1010493177273442304 https://viacyte.com/archives/press-...step-one-clinical-trial-presented-at-ada-2018 Artificial Pancreas: There were lots more, but these really called out to me. https://twitter.com/danamlewis/status/1010527143938416641 https://openaps.org/2018/06/23/dete...etes-association-scientific-sessions-2018ada/ https://www.healio.com/endocrinolog...implantable-cgm-safe-accurate-in-teens-adults General Interest: https://twitter.com/em_saidwhat/status/1010513691056451584 Pregnancy: https://twitter.com/RenzaS/status/1010494620512473088 Average A1c by age: https://twitter.com/RenzaS/status/1010476210088886272 Vit D: https://twitter.com/cristinatejerap/status/1010589989678305280 T2D delays T1D? https://twitter.com/cristinatejerap/status/1010604154186817537 Mice vs. Humans: https://twitter.com/Cell_Onion/status/1010543301580279808 Gut not important? https://twitter.com/DrKirstieBell/status/1010618697440989184 Patch Pump: https://www.healio.com/endocrinolog...s-safe-effective-under-free-living-conditions Half Units Matter: https://twitter.com/Diabetes_Videos/status/1011391416889696256 Adjunct Therapy: https://www.boehringer-ingelheim.com/press-release/type-1-diabetes? Bariatric Surgery T1D: https://twitter.com/Ali_Aminian_MD/status/1011647953667272704 SGLT: https://twitter.com/MarkHarmel/status/1011646768776392705 https://twitter.com/AmDiabetesAssn/status/1010860753589587968 https://www.healio.com/news/online/...or-boosts-insulin-efficacy-in-type-1-diabetes New Patch Pump: https://twitter.com/SanofiDCV/status/1011617549174353920 Type-2: Lots of comorbid conditions: https://twitter.com/AstraZenecaUS/status/1010526644656799744 Transplants: https://twitter.com/drpratikc/status/1011353557013073920 An attempt at a head-to-head comparison of islet transplants vs. Artificial Pancreas results. Interesting! The other form of bihormonal AP: https://twitter.com/EndocrineToday/status/1011330691009658880 Most bihormonal AP research uses insulin and glucagon, but this one uses insulin and pramlintide. Faustman: News: https://www.healthline.com/diabetes...research-pushback-ada-jdrf?platform=hootsuite Discussion: https://twitter.com/Drbeth_/status/1010431411671748608 Poster and Discussion: https://twitter.com/HangryPancreas/status/1011294476260831233 ADA and JDCA joint letter (later supported by the Berrie Center): https://twitter.com/keddy_moise/status/1011420460612030464 https://twitter.com/DiabetesMine/status/1011400346441220096 https://twitter.com/JDRF/status/1011399303665995776 https://twitter.com/nbdiabetes/status/1011640607259930625 These two guys (and many others) report dropping A1c, but no one calls them a cure: https://twitter.com/snp_io/status/1010616966523088896 https://twitter.com/Fallabel/status/1011280750967246848 Interesting to me: Open Data Tools for Software Nerds: https://twitter.com/stales/status/1010599135576231936 I found the next tweet interesting because Cure was in title, but treatment in contents. To me that shows a problem with "cure" research. Much of it is not really aimed at a cure: https://twitter.com/DanielJDrucker/status/1010870015183278080 TEDDY: https://twitter.com/cristinatejerap/status/1010586167102922752 https://twitter.com/ERobertson02/status/1010614817244286976 https://www.healio.com/endocrinolog...ovide-clues-to-islet-autoimmunity-in-children Low Carb: https://twitter.com/DikemanDave/status/1011393166849728512 https://twitter.com/JPMcCarter/status/1011328194115522560 https://www.diabetesdaily.com/blog/...ow Carbohydrate Diets for Diabetes (ADA 2018) https://twitter.com/JPMcCarter/status/1011697843260837888 https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6417463469972430848/ Atkinson honored (nPOD and much more): https://twitter.com/_HealthMyself/status/1011262077191716864 https://twitter.com/HIRN_CC/status/1011255219202633728 The "Most Obvious Research Conclusion Award" https://twitter.com/DrKirstieBell/status/1010881942974291968 Joshua Levy http://cureresearch4type1diabetes.blogspot.com publicjoshualevy at gmail dot com All the views expressed here are those of Joshua Levy, and nothing here is official JDRF, JDCA, or Bigfoot Biomedical news, views, policies or opinions. In my day job, I work in software for Bigfoot Biomedical. My daughter has type-1 diabetes and participates in clinical trials, which might be discussed here. My blog contains a more complete non-conflict of interest statement. Thanks to everyone who helps with the blog.