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Living With Diabetes

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
Disneyland Hotel
Anaheim, California
Family and Individual Scholarships

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 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, Orlando 2017, Anaheim 2017, Falls Church 2016,
-- More Reports & Upcoming CWD Conferences and Events

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.

-- Other news and information

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

Learn about Type 2 and Double Diabetes in kids.

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Diabetes Humor
We were walking along with some friends. My daughter Corie, age 12, dx at age 2, was wearing her insulin pump on her hip. I was holding hands with a younger child in the group (Cole age 6) who has a little thing for Corie. He saw the pump site. I asked him if he knew what it was. He replied, "Yes, that is where you plug her in for her energy."
-- More Humorous Tidbits

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... the coffee pot or other kitchen appliance beeps and your child says, "That wasn't me!" (Quote from my 3 year old after beginning pumping.)
--More Parent Humor

Featured Book of the Week

[RECOMMENDED!] Understanding Diabetes, 13th Edition by H. Peter Chase, MD, and David M. Maahs, MD, PhD. Published by the Children's Diabetes Foundation at Denver, 2015. ISBN 978-0-9832650-6-1. US$25.00 plus $5.00 shipping.

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If you only have one book about diabetes, Understanding Diabetes should be it. There are more technical books, but none better to help you understand how to live successfully with type 1 diabetes. Representing the clinical practice methods of the The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, the 13th Edition, published in 2015, is completely up-to-date, including the latest on insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring, and research efforts such as the Bionic Pancreas. Understanding Diabetes is both comprehensive and easy to read -- a great combination for anyone living with type 1 diabetes, regardless of their age (this isn't a book just for kids with type 1 diabetes).

In summary, no other book about diabetes offers the depth and breadth of Understanding Diabetes. That's reason enough to get a copy. And at US$25, it's so inexpensive that you can't afford to be without it. You can order the book online.

The complete text of the 12th edition is online.

Children's Diabetes Foundation at Denver
4380 South Syracuse Street
Suite 430
Denver, CO 80237
303-863-1122 fax

-- Other books for parents and adults with diabetes
-- Recently Featured Books

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
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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.

-- 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


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