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Living With Diabetes
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Hi! My name is Ana and I've had type 1 diabetes since the age of three. I'm 12 now.

I love traveling, and I've been to over 20 countries. I've also lived in four different countries.

I've started writing a blog for those of you who have type 1 diabetes but feel limited by it. I can show you how we can take on the world, and how nothing can stop us, not even diabetes.

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


CWD Conferences and Events
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

Friends for Life Orlando 2019   Friends for Life Orlando 2019
July 16-21, 2019
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Orlando, Florida

Reports from recent CWD conferences & events:

-- Orlando 2018, Anaheim 2018, UK 2017, Falls Church 2017
-- More Reports & Upcoming CWD Conferences and Events


Headlines
Assistance with Access to Insulin.

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.


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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 ...
... you wake in the middle of the night unable to sleep, roll over and gaze at your hunky husband just as the inevitable thought crosses your mind--better go take a quick blood sugar check.
--More Parent Humor


Featured Book of the Week

[RECOMMENDED!] Cheating Destiny by James S. Hirsch. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 2006. Hardcover, 307 pages. $25.00 ISBN 0-618-51461-9. Paperback (2007) ISBN 061891899X, $14.95.

Book Cover   "My son is thirsty." So begins Cheating Destiny, Jim Hirsch's amazing book about living with type 1 diabetes, being the parent of a child with diabetes, the diabetes industry today, the cost to the US of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, islet cell transplantation, stem cell research, the maddening nature of US healthcare, and so much more. Hirsch is a captivating writer, and as the parent of a child with diabetes, I feel a special kinship to him -- he too has a child with diabetes. He has also lived most of his life with type 1 diabetes. His book is a must read for everyone whose life includes diabetes. You'll learn more than you could have imagined. And if you, like Jim and I, have a child with diabetes, be prepared for a deeply emotional experience. Highly Recommended.
-- JSH      
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-- Other books for parents and adults with diabetes
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Ask the Diabetes Team
My daughter had an elevated blood sugar that was determined to be caused by a bladder infection. But, we were given a meter to check her any way. At home, she has had both highs and lows, but is asymptomatic for diabetes. What is your opinion? (11 Oct 2018)
-- Answers to over 19,450 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



 
Poll

Current Poll

 

Where does your child perform blood glucose checks while at school?

 
   

My child checks in the classroom, and the school is very supportive.

 
   

My child checks in the classroom, but the school is not very supportive.

 
   

My child checks in the clinic or nurse's office, because that's what we prefer.

 
   

My child checks in the clinic or nurse's office, because checking in the classroom is not allowed.

 
   

My child checks in the office. We don't have a clinic or nurses office.

 
   

My child is not allowed to check at school.

 
   

Other

 



Poll Results

 

Where does your child perform blood glucose checks while at school?

 
     

My child checks in the classroom, and the school is very supportive.

 
 

50%

 

 
     

My child checks in the classroom, but the school is not very supportive.

 
 

8%

 

 
     

My child checks in the clinic or nurse's office, because that's what we prefer.

 
 

16%

 

 
     

My child checks in the clinic or nurse's office, because checking in the classroom is not allowed.

 
 

0%

     
     

My child checks in the office. We don't have a clinic or nurses office.

 
 

8%

 

 
     

My child is not allowed to check at school.

 
 

0%

     
     

Other

 
 

16%

 

 
-- View Results & More Polls

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Recommended Books

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Become an expert in
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Living with diabetes
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