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Living With Diabetes
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Hi. My name is Julia. I was diagnosed with type 1 when I was just turning four. Now I'm seven years old. I was drinking a lot and had to go to the bathroom a lot. My mom thought I had a bladder infection. I went to the doctor's and they said I had diabetes. It was the week before Halloween! I was in the hospital for about a week.

I have a dog and two brothers. I like to play with my friends and play soccer. I don't let diabetes stop me from doing what I love. God helps me through the tough times. My mentors are Brenna and Grace. They have type 1 diabetes, too. I take piano. I love it!

Diabetes can be tough but don't let it stop you from doing what you love.

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


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

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

Reports from recent CWD conferences & events:

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


Headlines
Assistance with Access to Insulin.

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
On top of the cookies in the cookie jar is a paper with 6c. (6 Carbohydrates) each written on it. Upon returning from getting a cookie, my non-diabetic nephew says, "I don't have 6 cents to pay for each one of these cookies." My 5 year old diabetic son said, "It's carbs, not cents!"
-- More Humorous Tidbits

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... your child asks you if "water proof" means "toilet proof" in reference to the pump.
--More Parent Humor


Featured Book of the Week

[RECOMMENDED!] The Fight to Survive: A Young Girl, Diabetes, and the Discovery of Insulin by Caroline Cox. Published by Kaplan Publishing, 2009. ISBN 1607145510. 254 pages, hardcover US$26.95.

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The Fight to Survive: A Young Girl, Diabetes, and the Discovery of Insulin is the very personal story of Elizabeth Evans Hughes, daughter of Charles Evans Hughes, who served as Governor of New York, US Secretary of State, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Elizabeth was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1919 when she was 11 years old. The only treatment was a brutal starvation diet, which prolonged life -- and in her case, prolonged it enough for her to become one of the first people in the world to receive insulin. Author Caroline Cox takes us back to Elizabeth's life and helps us understand the inner courage of one young girl. If you're interested in learning about the history of diabetes and insulin, The Fight to Survive is for you. Recommended.

Amazon Books Order The Fight to Survive: A Young Girl, Diabetes, and the Discovery of Insulin from Amazon.com

-- Other books for parents and adults with diabetes
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Ask the Diabetes Team
I am a school nurse and have a student who has been "sneaking food" and lying about it. Do you have any advice how to educate him about the dangers of this behavior? (29 Nov 2018)
-- Answers to over 19,450 questions
-- What's your question?


Studies and Surveys
-- -- 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

 

Do you usually commemorate your date of diagnosis?

 
   

Yes, but it's a sad day for us

 
   

Yes, and we do something fun

 
   

No, because it's a sad day for us

 
   

No, because it's not that important to us

 
   

No, because it's been so long now

 
   

No, for some other reason

 
   

Other

 



Poll Results

 

Do you usually commemorate your date of diagnosis?

 
     

Yes, but it's a sad day for us

 
 

5%

 

 
     

Yes, and we do something fun

 
 

47%

 

 
     

No, because it's a sad day for us

 
 

10%

 

 
     

No, because it's not that important to us

 
 

21%

 

 
     

No, because it's been so long now

 
 

5%

 

 
     

No, for some other reason

 
 

0%

     
     

Other

 
 

10%

 

 
-- View Results & More Polls

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Recommended Books

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Get the
Pink Panther Book
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Become an expert in
your own diabetes
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Living with diabetes
and as a parent
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