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A Private Evening with Ed Damiano, PhD, Creator of the Bionic Pancreas
A Fundraising Event during CWD's Focus on Technology Conference
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Anaheim 2015   CWD Focus on Technology
September 18 - 20, 2015
Disneyland Hotel
Anaheim, California


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Living With Diabetes
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My name is Amy Yang. I am 8 years old and I will be in Grade 3 this fall. I live in Zhengzhou, Henan, P.R. China. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in October 2000, when I was just one year old. At that time I had two insulin shots everyday and my parents did the injections and blood glucose monitoring for me.

I have been on a pump since spring 2006. I love the pump very much because I can get my insulin injected by just simply pressing several buttons and my mom needn't rush home to do the injections for me everyday after she gets off from work.

Since spring 2006, I have also done the blood glucose monitoring all by myself. My parents felt so proud when I finished my blood glucose monitoring for the first time by myself, and my mom have hugged me for a long time. I love my mom and dad.

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


CWD Conferences and Events
Anaheim 2015   CWD Focus on Technology
September 18 - 20, 2015
Disneyland Hotel
Anaheim, California

Friends for Life Canada 2015   Friends for Life Canada 2015
October 23-25, 2015
Marriott Gateway on the Falls
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
This Conference is Sold Out

Friends for Life UK: Old Windsor 2015   Friends for Life UK: Old Windsor 2015
30 October - 1 November, 2015
Beaumont House Hotel and Conference Venue
Old Windsor, Berkshire, England
This Conference is Sold Out

Reports from recent CWD conferences & events:
-- Orlando 2015, Anaheim, UK 2014, Orlando 2014, Cincinnati, Orlando 2013
-- More Reports & Upcoming CWD Conferences and Events


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 5,600 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 754 panels.

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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.


Support
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Diabetes Humor
I am home schooling our 5 year old son, who just went on the pump 5 months ago. Today we were learning about the letter 'S'. He was excited. "I know what begins with 'S'- 'Site change'! I'm sure any other teacher would be more than a little perplexed by this answer.
-- More Humorous Tidbits

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... Your daughter asks, "Can I get some ketchup to go with my test strips?" instead of her chicken strips.
--More Parent Humor


Featured Book of the Week

Gluten Freedom by Alessio Fasano, MD. Published by Wiley, 2014. ISBN 1118423100. 327 pages. Hardcover.

Book Cover With celiac disease much more common among people with type 1 diabetes (about 10%) than the general population (about 1%), Gluten Freedom by Dr. Alessio Fasano, one of the world's leading experts on celiac, is the must-have book about celiac and the gut. With so much written today about gluten-free diets, it's a relief to have a scientifically based exploration of wheat, gluten, and its impact on the human body available. Throughout this comprehensive yet easy-to-read book, Dr. Fasano guides us through the origins of celiac, its discovery, its treatment today and potential therapies beyond a gluten-free diet in the future. He also includes many recipes to help you eat well on a gluten free diet. You'll also learn exactly what happens in the gut in people with and without celiac, and will develop a deeper respect for an often overlooked part of each of us. Highly Recommended for everyone, even if you do not have celiac.
Amazon Books Order Gluten Freedom from Amazon.com
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Ask the Diabetes Team
Diagnosed with type 1 at 2, my grandson has just started on Ritalin as he begins kindergarten. What effects might the drug have on his blood sugars? (2 Sep 2015)
-- Answers to over 19,350 questions
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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

 

How satisfied are you with the diabetes care your child receives while at school or daycare?

 
   

Very satisfied

 
   

Satisfied

 
   

Somewhat satisfied

 
   

Not very satisfied

 
   

Not at all satisfied

 
   

Doesn't apply to me

 



Poll Results

 

How satisfied are you with the diabetes care your child receives while at school or daycare?

 
     

Very satisfied

 
 

33%

 

 
     

Satisfied

 
 

26%

 

 
     

Somewhat satisfied

 
 

13%

 

 
     

Not very satisfied

 
 

6%

 

 
     

Not at all satisfied

 
 

6%

 

 
     

Doesn't apply to me

 
 

13%

 

 
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Recommended Books

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Living with diabetes
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