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Hi, my name is Jordan. I am 12 and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in November of 2012. It started when my family and I noticed I was using the restroom a lot. Some of my family and friends said that I was really skinny. My parents had taken me to my 12 year old check up because my birthday had just past. My doctor immediately found that since my last appointment (6 months prior) I had lost 11 pounds.

My mom and dad asked the doctor to take a urine sample because of my frequent urination. After I did that they immediately found ketones in the sample and took me to test my blood sugar. The nurse told me and her partner that it was 486. I didn’t know what this meant but they looked very concerned. They then took me back to my parent with the doctor and told them the number. Dr. George then told us that we needed to get to a hospital soon and that I was diabetic.

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CWD Conferences and Events
Reports from recent CWD conferences & events:

-- Anaheim, Orlando, Falls Church, UK, Canada
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Headlines
#DiabetesAccessMatters: an open letter to Mr. Stephen Hemsley, Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealth Group.

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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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
This is yucky, but you know kids. My son was getting ready for school and was blowing his nose and said to me, "Hey mom, you know how little kids pick their noses and eat it? Well, I wonder how many carbs are in boogers?" Oh how gross! I laughed and laughed! There's a boy for you!
-- More Humorous Tidbits

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... for Halloween your child dresses up as a sharps box.
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Featured Book of the Week

[RECOMMENDED!] The Smart Woman's Guide to Diabetes by Amy Stockwell Mercer. Published by Demos Health, 2012. Paperback, 236 pages. $16.95 ISBN 1936303132.

Book Cover There's nothing quite like an authoritative author for a topic like diabetes. Amy Stockwell Mercer sums up her credentials in her introduction: "It's been 25 years since I was diagnosed, and I am now the mother to three healthy boys." Diagnosed at age 14, about six months after her younger sister, Stockwell Mercer enlists the wisdom and experiences of many other women living with diabetes to offer guidance and encouragement for women with diabetes who might feel alone or isolated or just not understood. You'll learn from women diagnosed as kids and diagnosed as adults who have found ways to live well with diabetes. The Smart Woman's Guide to Diabetes isn't a medical guide to caring for diabetes. It's more of an emotional guide. One chapter heading sums it up best: Building the Confidence to Live Well. Highly Recommended for every woman with diabetes.

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Ask the Diabetes Team
Just diagnosed, my adult son takes insulin for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but what should he do for evening/dinner insulin if he has a late breakfast and lunch, skips dinner? (21 Sep 2016)
-- 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.

-- 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

 

What insulin regimen do you or your child use most often?

 
 

Insulin Pump Therapy

 
   

Pump - NovoLog

 
   

Pump - Apidra

 
   

Pump - Humalog

 
 

Lantus Basal-Bolus

 
   

Lantus & NovoLog

 
   

Lantus & Apidra

 
   

Lantus & Humalog

 
 

Levemir Basal-Bolus

 
   

Levemir & NovoLog

 
   

Levemir & Apidra

 
   

Levemir & Humalog

 
 

Tresiba Basal-Bolus

 
   

Tresiba & NovoLog

 
   

Tresiba & Apidra

 
   

Tresiba & Humalog

 
 

Toujeo Basal-Bolus

 
   

Toujeo & NovoLog

 
   

Toujeo & Apidra

 
   

Toujeo & Humalog

 
 

NPH-based Therapy

 
   

NPH & NovoLog, Humalog or Apidra

 
   

NPH & Regular

 
   

Pre-mixed insulin

 



Poll Results

 

What insulin regimen do you or your child use most often?

 
 

Insulin Pump Therapy

 
     

Pump - NovoLog

 
 

40%

 

 
     

Pump - Apidra

 
 

6%

 

 
     

Pump - Humalog

 
 

27%

 

 
 

Lantus Basal-Bolus

 
     

Lantus & NovoLog

 
 

5%

 

 
     

Lantus & Apidra

 
 

1%

 

 
     

Lantus & Humalog

 
 

4%

 

 
 

Levemir Basal-Bolus

 
     

Levemir & NovoLog

 
 

2%

 

 
     

Levemir & Apidra

 
 

0%

     
     

Levemir & Humalog

 
 

4%

 

 
 

Tresiba Basal-Bolus

 
     

Tresiba & NovoLog

 
 

1%

 

 
     

Tresiba & Apidra

 
 

0%

     
     

Tresiba & Humalog

 
 

1%

 

 
 

Toujeo Basal-Bolus

 
     

Toujeo & NovoLog

 
 

1%

 

 
     

Toujeo & Apidra

 
 

0%

     
     

Toujeo & Humalog

 
 

0%

     
 

NPH-based Therapy

 
     

NPH & NovoLog, Humalog or Apidra

 
 

2%

 

 
     

NPH & Regular

 
 

1%

 

 
     

Pre-mixed insulin

 
 

0%

     
-- View Results & More Polls

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