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Hi, My name is Briar. I went to the doctor's office for a check up and they sent me to a big hospital right away. They said I have juvenile diabetes type 1. My family all came down with me. We had to stay there for three days learning about my diabetes. I have to have shots before every meal and also I have to have one at night time. I test my own blood glucose, but my family reads the insulin road map for me. I will have to learn this as well.

It's nice to know that I'm not alone and that other kids my age also have this and know what it feels like. I like to snowboard and am very good at it. I also like playing Wii games with my Bumpa. He is my grandfather. If anyone wants to talk, just send my Nokie an email, she is my grandmother.

I wish they had better free foods for us to eat. Maybe someone will invent that.

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


CWD Conferences and Events
Friends for Life Anaheim 2017   Friends for Life Anaheim 2017
May 5-7, 2017
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Anaheim, California
DSF Family Scholarships

Friends for Life Orlando 2017   Friends for Life Orlando 2017
July 4 - 9, 2017
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Orlando, Florida
DSF Family and Individual Scholarships

Reports from recent CWD conferences & events:

-- Anaheim, Orlando, Falls Church, UK, Canada
-- 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 5,750 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.

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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
Our 9 year old son has had type 1 since he was three and has just started playing hockey. The team is having hockey photos taken next week. The required form asks "What is your favorite pro team?" Because I didn't know, I asked Jonathan what his favorite pro team was. He thought for a while and then answered "Fried Chicken." I looked at him funny and said "Fried Chicken is your favorite professional hockey team?" He laughed and said, "Oh, I thought you asked me what my favorite protein was!"
-- 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

[RECOMMENDED!] Think Like a Pancreas by Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE. Published by Da Capo Press, Boston, 2011. ISBN 978-0-7382-1514-4. US$17.00

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One of the best manuals on day-to-day diabetes management, Think Like a Pancreas by Gary Scheiner, is a must for all with type 1 diabetes. During his 25 years with diabetes, Gary has dedicated himself to determining how best to deal with the ups and downs of diabetes and is intent on sharing his knowledge with others. How to take insulin on days you plan to exercise, how specific types of exercise and certain foods affect one's blood sugar, and how to prevent hypo- and hyperglycemia, are among the subjects covered in this book. Gary has specific advice about what to do when you are having surgery, how caffeine affects blood sugars and concise descriptions on how to calculate insulin boluses. Newly updated in 2011 to include the latest on pumps, sensors, and even incretins, Think Like a Pancreas remains one of the few must-have books for everyone living with type 1 diabetes and is highly recommended.

-- Review by Jeff and Brenda Hitchcock

Order from Amazon.com Order Think Like a Pancreas from Amazon.com
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Ask the Diabetes Team
Just diagnosed, my teen daughter's blood work indicated high GAD, extremely high Anti-thyroid Peroxidase AB and high Thyroglobulin. Are these related to type 1 or some other disease? (15 Feb 2017)
-- 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.

-- Teens with Type 1 Diabetes and their Parents are needed for a shared decision making study about the use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems.

-- 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

 
 

17%

 

 
     

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

 
 

42%

 

 
     

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

 
 

17%

 

 
     

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

 
 

20%

 

 
     

Other

 
 

2%

 

 
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Recommended Books

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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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