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Living With Diabetes
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Hi. My name is Divy, I learned, that I had diabetes in the November of 2006. I had to constantly go to the bathroom, and I was always hungry, so my grandpa, who had diabetes type 2, suggested that I test my blood sugar. It was in the 400s, so my parents took me to the doctor. The doctor told me I had diabetes, and that I had to test my blood sugar and take shots. In October, 2010, I started my pump. It was way better then shots. I didn't let my diabetes get to me, I stayed on top of it!

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-- More children with diabetes


CWD Conferences and Events
Friends for Life: Orlando 2015   Friends for Life: Orlando 2015
July 6-12, 2015
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Family and Individual Scholarships

Friends for Life Canada 2015   Friends for Life Canada 2015
October 23-25, 2015
Marriott Gateway on the Falls
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

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:
-- Anaheim, UK 2014, Orlando 2014, Cincinnati, Orlando 2013, UK, Toronto, DC
-- 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 751 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.


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See our CWD UK Information Section with links to UK-specific information.


Diabetes Humor
On his first appointment after being diagnosed, the nurse was discussing injection sites with our son. "Where do you get your shots?" she asked, meaning, arm, hip, etc. "It all depends," our then 5-year-old explained. "Sometimes in the kitchen, sometimes in the bathroom!"
-- More Humorous Tidbits

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... your child practices her math facts using her MultiClix lancing device as a counter!
--More Parent Humor


Featured Book of the Week

[RECOMMENDED!] Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents by Moira McCarthy. Published by Spry Publishing, 2013. 286 pages, paperback. ISBN 1938170202. US$15.95.

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Our most important job as parents is to help our kids grow up to be happy, healthy, adults. Diabetes can really complicate that process, especially during the teen years. In Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents, Moira McCarthy, mom to Lauren, uses her family's experiences as a point of reference and offers solid advice and guidance that will help your entire family to weather the turbulent teen years. With a gentle voice and wry wit, Moira covers teenage diabetes in detail -- to pump or not (or both), sibling issues, peers, increasing independence, and much more. If you are a parent of a teen, or soon will be, Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents should be on your "must read" list. Highly Recommended.

Order from Amazon.com Order Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents from Amazon.com
-- Other books for parents, adults, and older kids
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Ask the Diabetes Team
My son was put on lisinopril for a few positive microalbumin levels; how long will this medication take to bring the levels down? (11 Feb 2015)
-- Answers to over 19,350 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

 

At home, how do you dispose of your lancets, syringes, infusion sets, CGM introducer needles, and other "sharp" medical waste?

 
   

Toss them in the trash

 
   

Place them in a container (such as a milk carton) and toss the container in the trash

 
   

Place them in an approved medical sharps container and toss it in the trash

 
   

Place them in an approved medical sharps container and return it to a disposal center

 
   

Other

 



Poll Results

 

At home, how do you dispose of your lancets, syringes, infusion sets, CGM introducer needles, and other "sharp" medical waste?

 
     

Toss them in the trash

 
 

15%

 

 
     

Place them in a container (such as a milk carton) and toss the container in the trash

 
 

52%

 

 
     

Place them in an approved medical sharps container and toss it in the trash

 
 

15%

 

 
     

Place them in an approved medical sharps container and return it to a disposal center

 
 

7%

 

 
     

Other

 
 

7%

 

 
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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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