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Hi my name is Athina Diane. I am 6 years old. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 5 years old on February 9, 2007. Having diabetes sometimes sucks but having supportive parents such mine makes it a little bit easier to manage the disease. My dad is a software developer and created a software package called ATHINA that I use to log my bg and also calculate the insulin units according to my carbs intake.

If you are someone with diabetes, Don't be afraid. Be happy! Stay well! Don't let diabetes manage you but instead you manage it. Remember watch what you eat. This doesn't mean that you should avoid sweets all together. You can enjoy all sorts of food but don't forget to take your medication. And yeah Exercise everyday!

-- Visit Athina Diane's page
-- More children with diabetes


CWD Conferences and Events
Friends for Life Orlando 2018   Friends for Life Anaheim 2018
May 4-6, 2018
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Friends for Life Orlando 2018   Friends for Life Orlando 2018
July 10-15, 2018
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Family and Individual Scholarships

Reports from recent CWD conferences & events:

-- Orlando 2017, Anaheim 2017, Anaheim 2016, Orlando 2016, Falls Church 2016,
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Headlines
Newsflash
Animas Corporation intends to exit the insulin pump business and discontinue the manufacturing and sale of Animas® Vibe® and OneTouch Ping® insulin pumps and direct its customers to Medtronic. In response, Insulet and Tandem have set up programs to help Animas pump users.

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
Last week, Scott took Daniel and Jesse to Raceway Park in New Jersey to see drag racing, funny car races, etc. The other night, at about 11:15 pm, the house phone rings. I picked it up to hear Daniel say, "389." I said, "What did Jesse eat? Didn't the CGM alarm? What's wrong?" I'm kind of panicky. Daniel laughed and said, "Ma, what are you talking about?" I said, "A blood sugar of 389 is nothing to laugh about!" My brilliant son said, "Ma, I don't know what you're talking about. But Dad just filled up your gas tank at $3.89 a gallon."
-- More Humorous Tidbits

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... your son without diabetes comes out of the bathroom at the age of 3 and announces that he thinks he has diabetes -- "Oh, no, I mean diarrhea!"
--More Parent Humor


Featured Book of the Week

[RECOMMENDED!] Kids First Diabetes Second: Tips for Parents a Child with Type 1 Diabetes by Leighann Calentine. Published by Spry Publishing, 2012. ISBN 1938170008. 272 pages, paperback. US$15.95.

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After you've met with MDs, RNs, RDs, and CDEs to learn the ABC's of diabetes care (insulin injections, glucose monitoring, treating lows), the next people you need to meet have different credentials -- MOM and DAD. Here, Leighann Calentine, MOM, offers her wisdom and guidance on parenting a child with type 1 diabetes. The chapter headings tell it best, perhaps none more so than chapter seven: Less Stress, More Happiness. That's the essence of Calentine's book -- offering thoughts and strategies to achieve the true goal of all parents: kids who are happy and healthy, even with type 1 diabetes. There are many books about the medical aspects of living with type 1. There are few about the "living a life" aspects of type 1. This is one of the best. Highly Recommended.

-- Jeff Hitchcock

Order from Amazon.com Order Kids First Diabetes Second: Tips for Parents a Child with Type 1 Diabetes from Amazon.com
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Ask the Diabetes Team
Both my dad and I have type 1. Though asymptomatic, my toddler daughter seems to have blood sugar spikes with certain foods, such as grapes. She is overweight. Is her weight causing the spikes? Should I be concerned that she is showing signs of type 1? What should I do? (24 Aug 2017)
-- 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

 

What do you do if your child needs a new infusion set while at school?

 
   

My child is old enough to insert a new infusion set

 
   

The school nurse will insert a new infusion set

 
   

Someone else will insert a new infusion set

 
   

A parent must go to school to insert a new infusion set

 
   

My child reverts to injections and we take care of it at home

 
   

Something else

 



Poll Results

 

What do you do if your child needs a new infusion set while at school?

 
     

My child is old enough to insert a new infusion set

 
 

38%

 

 
     

The school nurse will insert a new infusion set

 
 

0%

     
     

Someone else will insert a new infusion set

 
 

0%

     
     

A parent must go to school to insert a new infusion set

 
 

38%

 

 
     

My child reverts to injections and we take care of it at home

 
 

7%

 

 
     

Something else

 
 

15%

 

 
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Recommended Books

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