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        March 22, 2017 Volume 23, Number 12 First Published in June 1995     
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Living With Diabetes
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Hi, my name is Jackson and I'm going to tell you a few things about myself. I was diagnosed with type one diabetes six years ago on October 2, 2006. I was six at that time but am 13 now. I live in the amazing state of Alabama with my mom and my brother. I also live with my dad, step-mom, and step-sister. I play football for my middle school. I play on the offensive/defensive line. I'm in Gifted Literature which is a class for over-achievers. I am 5'8, 150 pounds and am a 8th grader.

Now, lets get to the important stuff, shall we? So, like I said, I was diagnosed at age six in 2006. I am 13 now. Before I was diagnosed I got really sick. I was using the restroom a lot and drinking so much water. I slept all the time, was sent home from school a lot. Turns out, I had diabetes in my system for a while. But one thing triggered it, and that was an asthma attack. After that asthma attack I started showing all the symptoms. My mom took me to my pediatrician to get me checked out. My mom suggested that my blood sugar was low because diabetes comes from both sides of our family. Instead, it was over 500. We rushed over to the hospital immediately. I was in there for 11 days. My highest sugar during that period was over 800.

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CWD Conferences and Events
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July 4 - 9, 2017
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Reports from recent CWD conferences & events:

-- Anaheim, Orlando, Falls Church, UK, Canada
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Headlines
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.

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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.


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Diabetes Humor
My daughter came home from kindergarten and told me that her teacher almost sent her up to the nurse that day because she felt low. "Almost?" I asked (a little concerned). "Yeah," she said, "I was trying to tell her my CRAYON was low, and hard to color with. She didn't understand!"
-- More Humorous Tidbits

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... you grab the meter after cutting YOURSELF - that big drop of blood's just too perfect to waste.
--More Parent Humor


Featured Book of the Week

[RECOMMENDED!] Diabetes Through the Looking Glass: Seeing diabetes from your child's perspective by Dr Rachel Besser. Published by Class Publishing Ltd, London, 2009. ISBN 1859592090. 287 pages, paperback. £20.99 or $32.99.

Book cover   For parents of kids with type 1 diabetes, there are many excellent books to help them learn everything from the basics to making the best use of advanced insulin pump features. But Diabetes Through the Looking Glass is different. Dr. Rachel Besser not only offers excellent diabetes care advice, but she brings a very unique perspective -- she brings voice to people living with type 1 diabetes. How many of us have wished we could understand what our kids were thinking as we poked and stuck them, especially if they are very young? Well, now you can find out. Real people living with type 1, from kids to adults, provide insight into the mind of our kids, and help us, as parents, to provide better care with less worry (really). And it helps that Dr. Besser, who is a paediatrition specializing in childhood diabetes, was herself diagnosed with type 1 when she was nine years old. Highly Recommended.

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Ask the Diabetes Team
Should we be dosing for the antibiotic our daughter is taking for a sinus infection? Her blood sugar has been elevated despite adjusting her insulin to carbohydrate ratio. (26 Mar 2017)
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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.

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Current Poll

 

Are you concerned enough about the future cost of or access to insulin or diabetes care supplies that you are stockpiling them now?

 
   

Yes

 
   

No

 
   

I'm unsure

 



Poll Results

 

Are you concerned enough about the future cost of or access to insulin or diabetes care supplies that you are stockpiling them now?

 
     

Yes

 
 

77%

 

 
     

No

 
 

18%

 

 
     

I'm unsure

 
 

3%

 

 
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Recommended Books

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Living with diabetes
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