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Living With Diabetes
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My name is Austin. I am five years old and have diabetes. I was just diagnosed on December 3, 2010 (which was also my birthday!) My mom had a harder time with me being in the hospital than I did because I just played with toys while she cried! I am very brave (that's what my mom says). I test my own blood and don't cry. I don't know what the numbers mean but I tell my mom what I am, and then ask if I am perfect. Of course, she always says yes! I don't love the shots, but my mom and dad are going to a pump class so I guess I will be getting one of those soon. I am a busy boy and love to play with toys, ride my bike, and play the WII. I am going to play T-ball this year. I can't wait.

My name is Lisa, Austin's mom. What a long two months it has been -- but we have learned so much and, most importantly, how to take care of our son. There is a lot to learn, and I am sure more and more each day, but we are getting more comfortable as time goes on. It felt like taking a new baby home when we left the hospital -- a lot of fear, anxiety, sadness -- but it is what it is, and I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason, and that Austin is a very special boy to be given this challenge. We are just hoping for a cure like everyone else, but, in the meantime, we are so glad that it can be managed. All I can say is this takes organized to a whole new level!

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


Headlines
Newsflash
FDA Authorizes Marketing of the New Dexcom G6® CGM Eliminating Need for Fingerstick Blood Testing for People with Diabetes. See also FDA authorizes first fully interoperable continuous glucose monitoring system, streamlines review pathway for similar devices and FDA Clears Dexcom G6 CGM with No Fingersticks! Launch Later this Year. To learn more, see Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System. 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.


Support
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Diabetes Humor
We recently moved to a new home with pool. I was getting ready to take my non-diabetic 3 year old swimming. She was waiting patiently on the deck while I checked the chlorine level with a pool test-strip. She watches me read the strip and then says, "Can we swim mommy or does the pool have ketones?"
-- More Humorous Tidbits

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... the toilet is stuffed, you call the plumber, he snakes the bowl, and at the end of his snake is a piece of blue plastic that just happens to match the blue plastic cover of your son's inset infusion set.
--More Parent Humor


Featured Book of the Week

[RECOMMENDED!] The Discovery of Insulin by Michael Bliss. Published by University of Chicago Press, 1982. ISBN 0-226-05898-0. US$18.00.

Book cover   Telling the story of the discovery of insulin and its first use in human patients, The Discovery of Insulin is a worthy addition to anyone's library. It's especially poignant for parents of children with diabetes. The detail is extraordinary, with notes from Dr. Banting and others involved in the discovery and first use of insulin. Be prepared for a level of emotional involvement unlike any you have experienced before with a book. Note that the photographs of children taken prior to the availability of insulin may be difficult for younger kids to view.

Order from Amazon.com Order The Discovery of Insulin from Amazon.com

-- 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
-- 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.

-- 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

 

How confident are you in your ability to manage sick days and diabetes?

 
   

Very confident

 
   

Somewhat confident

 
   

Neutral

 
   

Not very confident

 
   

Not confident at all

 



Poll Results

 

How confident are you in your ability to manage sick days and diabetes?

 
     

Very confident

 
 

27%

 

 
     

Somewhat confident

 
 

16%

 

 
     

Neutral

 
 

33%

 

 
     

Not very confident

 
 

22%

 

 
     

Not confident at all

 
 

0%

     
-- View Results & More Polls

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Recommended Books

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Get the
Pink Panther Book
From the Children's Diabetes Foundation at Denver

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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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