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Living With Diabetes
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Hi. My name is Jaida and I am six years old. In late September 2010, I found out I had type 1 diabetes.

My parents noticed that I was thirsty all the time and using the bathroom a lot more than I used to. They also noticed that I looked like I had lost weight. When they took me to see the doctor, she made me take a blood test. I did not want to and cried some. When we left the doctor, they called my parents on the way home and told them to take me to the emergency room because my blood sugar was 511 and there was glucose in my urine.

I was in the hospital two nights. When I came home I was afraid to eat because I thought I might get sick. Now I'm not afraid to eat anymore and I check my own sugar and do my own shots. If you just found out you have diabetes, don't be afraid because you will feel better.

-- Visit Jaida's page
-- More children with diabetes


CWD Conferences and Events
Friends for Life Falls Church 2018   Friends for Life Falls Church 2018
October 19-21, 2018
Fairview Park Marriott
Falls Church, Virginia

Friends for Life UK 2018   Friends for Life UK 2018
October 26-28, 2018
Crieff Hydro Hotel
Strathearn House, Crieff

Friends for Life Canada 2018   Friends for Life Canada 2018
November 2-4, 2018
Marriott on the Falls
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Reports from recent CWD conferences & events:

-- Anaheim 2018, UK 2017, Falls Church 2017, Orlando 2017
-- More Reports & Upcoming CWD Conferences and Events


Headlines
Assistance with Access to Insulin.

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

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 759 panels.

-- Other news and information


Clinic
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 www.diabetesgenes.org.

Learn about Type 2 and Double Diabetes in kids.


Support
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Diabetes Humor
My wife Brenda recently had a birthday. Laura sent an email to the parents list saying "Brenda is 48" which triggered a bunch of "Oh my you're low!" responses rather than "Happy birthday" notes. The best responses were "Hypo Birthday Brenda!" and "have lots of cake - you won't be 48 anymore."
-- More Humorous Tidbits

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... your daughter wakes you up in the middle of the night and says, "Mommy, I'm beeping."
--More Parent Humor


Featured Book of the Week

[RECOMMENDED!] Understanding Diabetes, 13th Edition by H. Peter Chase, MD, and David M. Maahs, MD, PhD. Published by the Children's Diabetes Foundation at Denver, 2015. ISBN 978-0-9832650-6-1. US$25.00 plus $5.00 shipping.

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If you only have one book about diabetes, Understanding Diabetes should be it. There are more technical books, but none better to help you understand how to live successfully with type 1 diabetes. Representing the clinical practice methods of the The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, the 13th Edition, published in 2015, is completely up-to-date, including the latest on insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring, and research efforts such as the Bionic Pancreas. Understanding Diabetes is both comprehensive and easy to read -- a great combination for anyone living with type 1 diabetes, regardless of their age (this isn't a book just for kids with type 1 diabetes).

In summary, no other book about diabetes offers the depth and breadth of Understanding Diabetes. That's reason enough to get a copy. And at US$25, it's so inexpensive that you can't afford to be without it. You can order the book online.

The complete text of the 12th edition is online.

Children's Diabetes Foundation at Denver
4380 South Syracuse Street
Suite 430
Denver, CO 80237
303-863-1200
303-863-1122 fax

-- Other books for parents and adults with diabetes
-- Recently Featured Books


Ask the Diabetes Team
For my teen son, meal boluses via his pump lead to high blood sugars, which do not occur if he injects insulin using a flex pen. Why is there such a difference? (8 Aug 2018)
-- Answers to over 19,400 questions
-- What's your question?


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.

-- 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



 
Poll

Current Poll

 

For teens and adults with diabetes who drive:
How often do you check your blood sugar before you drive?

 
 

Checking can mean a finger stick or reviewing your CGM

 
   

Always

 
   

Usually

 
   

Sometimes

 
   

Rarely

 
   

Never

 
   

Other

 



Poll Results

 

For teens and adults with diabetes who drive:
How often do you check your blood sugar before you drive?

 
 

Checking can mean a finger stick or reviewing your CGM

 
     

Always

 
 

36%

 

 
     

Usually

 
 

36%

 

 
     

Sometimes

 
 

9%

 

 
     

Rarely

 
 

9%

 

 
     

Never

 
 

9%

 

 
     

Other

 
 

0%

     
-- View Results & More Polls

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Recommended Books

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Get the
Pink Panther Book
From the Children's Diabetes Foundation at Denver

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Become an expert in
your own diabetes
Buy at Amazon.com


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Living with diabetes
and as a parent
Buy at Amazon.com





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