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Living With Diabetes

My name is Amy Yang. I am 8 years old and I will be in Grade 3 this fall. I live in Zhengzhou, Henan, P.R. China. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in October 2000, when I was just one year old. At that time I had two insulin shots everyday and my parents did the injections and blood glucose monitoring for me.

I have been on a pump since spring 2006. I love the pump very much because I can get my insulin injected by just simply pressing several buttons and my mom needn't rush home to do the injections for me everyday after she gets off from work.

Since spring 2006, I have also done the blood glucose monitoring all by myself. My parents felt so proud when I finished my blood glucose monitoring for the first time by myself, and my mom have hugged me for a long time. I love my mom and dad.

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CWD Conferences and Events
Friends for Life Anaheim 2017   Friends for Life Anaheim 2017
May 5-7, 2017
Disneyland Hotel
Anaheim, California

Friends for Life Orlando 2017   Friends for Life Orlando 2017
July 4 - 9, 2017
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Orlando, Florida

Reports from recent CWD conferences & events:

-- Anaheim, Orlando, Falls Church, UK, Canada
-- More Reports & Upcoming CWD Conferences and Events

FDA approved Medtronic MiniMed 670G hybrid closed loop system. See also JDRF Celebrates FDA Approval of Artificial Pancreas System and FDA Approves Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G System: First Hybrid Closed Loop Insulin Delivery System.

#DiabetesAccessMatters: an open letter to Mr. Stephen Hemsley, Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealth Group.

CWD presents It's Not Just a Numbers Game: Parenting the Child with Type 1 Diabetes with Joe Solowiejczyk.

A Comparative Effectiveness Analysis of Three Continuous Glucose Monitors: The Navigator, G4 Platinum, and Enlite. Free full text available in HTML and PDF formats.

Increasing Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes in Youth - Twenty years of the Philadelphia Pediatric Diabetes Registry. See also Type 1 Diabetes in Urban Children Skyrockets.

In the absence of renal disease, 20 year mortality risk in type 1 diabetes is comparable to that of the general population: a report from the Pittsburgh Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications Study.

Effectiveness of Sensor-Augmented Insulin-Pump Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format. See also Continuous Glucose Monitoring - Coming of Age, also available in PDF format.

Threshold-Based Insulin-Pump Interruption for Reduction of Hypoglycemia.

Suspended insulin infusion during overnight closed-loop glucose control in children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes.

Prolonged Nocturnal Hypoglycemia Is Common During 12 Months Of Continuous Glucose Monitoring In Children And Adults With Type 1 Diabetes.

Prevention of Nocturnal Hypoglycemia Using Predictive Alarm Algorithms and Insulin Pump Suspension.

Use of a real-time continuous glucose monitoring system in children and young adults on insulin pump therapy: patients' and caregivers' perception of benefit.

Nocturnal hypoglycaemias in type 1 diabetic patients: what can we learn with continuous glucose monitoring? See also Nocturnal hypoglycaemia in Type 1 diabetic patients, assessed with continuous glucose monitoring: frequency, duration and associations.

Defective Awakening Response to Nocturnal Hypoglycemia in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Free full text available in PDF format.

Awakening from Sleep and Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Free full text available in PDF format.

The Family Support Network now includes over 5,750 families from 50 states and 87 countries. If you're new to diabetes, the Family Support Network will help you connect with families near you or find a babysitter. If you haven't joined, please become part of the Family Support Network.

The Quilt for Life now has 756 panels. The latest quilt is from Katrina.

-- Other news and information

We offer diabetes care suggestions based on the current state-of-the-art in caring for type 1 diabetes.

Learn more about continuous glucose sensors and see Getting Started with Continuous Glucose Monitoring by Linda Mackowiak, MS, RN, CDE.

The "Un-Tethered" Regimen by Dr. Steve Edelman offers pump users an alternative strategy by combining a pump with Lantus.

Any child who was diagnosed in their first year of life should be screened for Kir6.2 Mutations. This mutation causes an extremely rare form of diabetes that can be treated with oral medication. To learn more, see Switching from Insulin to Oral Sulfonylureas in Patients with Diabetes Due to Kir6.2 Mutations. Families in the US should contact Dr. Louis Philipson at the University of Chicago. More information is available at

Learn about Type 2 and Double Diabetes in kids.

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Diabetes Humor
My son recently was ill and had returned to school. His blood sugar went extremely low and the rescue had to be called. This obviously caused quite a commotion at the school. That evening a mother called to say that her daughter was worried about my son and had reported "Mom, his blood sugar was so low it was down to his belly button!"
-- More Humorous Tidbits

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... your non-D child refers to all numbers as carbs - "I'm 3 carbs old!"
--More Parent Humor

Featured Book of the Week

[RECOMMENDED!] The Discovery of Insulin by Michael Bliss. Published by University of Chicago Press, 1982. ISBN 0-226-05898-0. US$18.00.

Book cover   Telling the story of the discovery of insulin and its first use in human patients, The Discovery of Insulin is a worthy addition to anyone's library. It's especially poignant for parents of children with diabetes. The detail is extraordinary, with notes from Dr. Banting and others involved in the discovery and first use of insulin. Be prepared for a level of emotional involvement unlike any you have experienced before with a book. Note that the photographs of children taken prior to the availability of insulin may be difficult for younger kids to view.

Order from Order The Discovery of Insulin from

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Ask the Diabetes Team
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? (5 Oct 2016)
-- Answers to over 19,400 questions
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Studies and Surveys
-- Parents of Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes are invited to participate in a survey on teen risk behaviors being run by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard University.

-- Teens with Type 1 Diabetes and their Parents are needed for a shared decision making study about the use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems.

-- PERL (Preventing Early Renal Loss in Diabetes) is a clinical trial for people with type 1 diabetes who have early signs of kidney problems. Our goal is to test a new way to reduce loss of kidney function using a safe and inexpensive medicine. We are seeking adults with type 1 diabetes to participate in our study.

-- Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet is a group of studies looking at the prevention and early treatment of type 1 diabetes.

-- Other Studies


Current Poll


What do you or your child use most often to treat hypoglycemia?


Glucose tablets


Glucose gel or liquid


Juice, soda, or milk


Honey or cake gel


Hard candy (Smarties, etc.)




Poll Results


What do you or your child use most often to treat hypoglycemia?


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Hard candy (Smarties, etc.)









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