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Hi. My name is Melisa and I am 5 1/2. I live in Istanbul, Turkey. I got diabetes on May 15, 2008. The first signs I had were being overly hungry, then I get really thirsty, and then I was urinating a lot. My mommy was getting worried that I might have a bladder infection,we went to the doctor and that is when we found out I had ketones in my urine. So we went immediately to the hospital. They took my blood and the sugar level was 530, so we stayed in the hospital for a two weeks.

I do not mind the finger tests, and only get insulin twice a day. I am on a 2000 calorie diet. They believe that I may be going through the honeymoon phase.

My favorite things to do are riding my bike, going swimming, and playing with my brother (who is not diabetic) and my younger 3 1/2 year old. Thank you for reading my story.

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-- More children with diabetes


CWD Conferences and Events
Friends for Life Orlando 2018   Friends for Life Orlando 2018
July 10-15, 2018
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Orlando, Florida
Family and Individual Scholarships

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:

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


Headlines
Newsflash
FDA Authorizes Marketing of the New Dexcom G6® CGM Eliminating Need for Fingerstick Blood Testing for People with Diabetes. See also FDA authorizes first fully interoperable continuous glucose monitoring system, streamlines review pathway for similar devices and FDA Clears Dexcom G6 CGM with No Fingersticks! Launch Later this Year. To learn more, see Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System. 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
Our son Nicholas, age six, was diagnosed when he was four years old. He has been absolutely wonderful about dealing with his diabetes--NOTHING stops this child. He started pumping two years after being diagnosed. We went to his Endo appointment this past Wednesday. Before we left we were sitting in the living room and he looks at me and says, "Mom what does cure mean?" I explained that it means when scientists and doctors find out how to stop a disease or problem and then it's gone forever. He looks at me with this silly expression on his face and says, "Well do you think that you can tell Dr. Yaw to speed things up a little?"
-- More Humorous Tidbits

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... everyone in the family says they are "low" instead of hungry!
--More Parent Humor


Featured Book of the Week

[RECOMMENDED!] Type 1 Teens: A Guide to Managing Your Life With Diabetes by Korey Hood, PhD. Illustrated by Bruan Ische. Magination Press, 2010. ISBN 1-4338-0788-2. 146 pages, paperback. $14.95.

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Being a teenager is challenging. Add type 1 diabetes and it can get -- well -- very challenging. In Type 1 Teens: A Guide to Managing Your Life With Diabetes, Dr. Korey Hood offers teens a straight talking, no-nonsense guide that can help teens with type 1 not just survive, but thrive. Dr. Hood covers all the usual topics -- school, dating, alcohol -- but also emphasizes the importance of avoiding burnout, a topic not often explored with teens. Dr. Hood is a pediatric psychologist who works with kids and teens living with diabetes, but he also has type 1 and can empathize with the difficulty of living up to expectations that teens face. This isn't a book of "do this" or "do that." It's more of a strategy guide to help teens find their own way to success. There are so few resources to help teens, and thus this book helps to fill a void. Highly Recommended.

Order from Amazon.com Order Type 1 Teens: A Guide to Managing Your Life With Diabetes from Amazon.com

-- Other books for parents and adults with diabetes
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Ask the Diabetes Team
My young teen daughter's eyebrows are thinning. How can we help them grow? Is this because of her diabetes? (13 Mar 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

 

Have you considered adding medications designed for people with type 2 diabetes (e.g., metformin, GLP-1s, SGLT-2s) to your diabetes care regimen (i.e., in addition to insulin)?

 
   

Yes, and I (or my child) are using the medication

 
   

Yes, but my doctor wouldn't prescribe it

 
   

No, but I would like to learn about these medications

 
   

No, I am not interested in more medications

 
   

Something else

 



Poll Results

 

Have you considered adding medications designed for people with type 2 diabetes (e.g., metformin, GLP-1s, SGLT-2s) to your diabetes care regimen (i.e., in addition to insulin)?

 
     

Yes, and I (or my child) are using the medication

 
 

27%

 

 
     

Yes, but my doctor wouldn't prescribe it

 
 

11%

 

 
     

No, but I would like to learn about these medications

 
 

22%

 

 
     

No, I am not interested in more medications

 
 

38%

 

 
     

Something else

 
 

0%

     
-- View Results & More Polls

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Recommended Books

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