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Living With Diabetes
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I am Lucy I am 9 years old from England and I found out I have diabetes a few weeks ago. My parents took me for a blood test as I wasn't putting on any weight and I was getting up in the night to go a toilet a lot. I am coping ok, I had a few blood tests in the hospital when I first found out and am due for another one in a couple of months but am scared to have it done (yikes).

I have an allergy to kittens and cats but I still care for them, dogs are my favourite animals, I am hoping to get a dog one day.

My school has been very supportive I was scared to go back but found I had nothing to worry about.

-- Visit Lucy's page
-- 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

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

Reports from recent CWD conferences & events:

-- Orlando 2017, Anaheim 2017, Anaheim 2016, Orlando 2016, Falls Church 2016,
-- More Reports & Upcoming CWD Conferences and Events


Headlines
Newsflash
Animas Corporation intends to exit the insulin pump business and discontinue the manufacturing and sale of Animas® Vibe® and OneTouch Ping® insulin pumps and direct its customers to Medtronic. In response, Insulet and Tandem have set up programs to help Animas pump users.

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.

-- 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
Our son, Bryce is 2 1/2 and was diagnosed at 9 months. Bryce has three friends in the neighborhood that all get together and play throughout the week. When Bryce needs a check, I go to him with the kit and he stops for a minute while we do our business. One day while waiting for the meter reading, I glanced up and his three friend were all standing their with their fingers out to be checked too! Talk about moral support!
-- More Humorous Tidbits

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... your six year old runs to the bathroom yelling "I've got to go Type 2!"
--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
Both my dad and I have type 1. Though asymptomatic, my toddler daughter seems to have blood sugar spikes with certain foods, such as grapes. She is overweight. Is her weight causing the spikes? Should I be concerned that she is showing signs of type 1? What should I do? (24 Aug 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.

-- 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

 

Do you usually commemorate your date of diagnosis?

 
   

Yes, but it's a sad day for us

 
   

Yes, and we do something fun

 
   

No, because it's a sad day for us

 
   

No, because it's not that important to us

 
   

No, because it's been so long now

 
   

No, for some other reason

 
   

Other

 



Poll Results

 

Do you usually commemorate your date of diagnosis?

 
     

Yes, but it's a sad day for us

 
 

7%

 

 
     

Yes, and we do something fun

 
 

37%

 

 
     

No, because it's a sad day for us

 
 

14%

 

 
     

No, because it's not that important to us

 
 

29%

 

 
     

No, because it's been so long now

 
 

0%

     
     

No, for some other reason

 
 

7%

 

 
     

Other

 
 

3%

 

 
-- View Results & More Polls

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Recommended Books

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Living with diabetes
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