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     April 15, 2015 Volume 21, Number 15 First Published in June 1995     
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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 2015   Friends for Life: Orlando 2015
July 6-12, 2015
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Family and Individual Scholarships

Anaheim 2015   CWD Focus on Technology
September 18 - 20, 2015
Disneyland Hotel
Anaheim, California

Friends for Life Canada 2015   Friends for Life Canada 2015
October 23-25, 2015
Marriott Gateway on the Falls
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
This Conference is Sold Out

Friends for Life UK: Old Windsor 2015   Friends for Life UK: Old Windsor 2015
30 October - 1 November, 2015
Beaumont House Hotel and Conference Venue
Old Windsor, Berkshire, England
This Conference is Sold Out

Reports from recent CWD conferences & events:
-- Anaheim, UK 2014, Orlando 2014, Cincinnati, Orlando 2013, UK, Toronto, DC
-- 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 5,600 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 751 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
Living in Wisconsin, one really needs to make sure you have insulation in your house. I had some contractors come to give me an estimate of how much insulation I would need to have blown in. I asked the contractor, "So, how many bags of insulin will I need to make sure I have the proper amount of insulin in my house?" The contractor looked at me and said, "I think you mean insulation, not INSULIN."
-- More Humorous Tidbits

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... you can't let your kid take an afternoon nap without first checking for a low.
--More Parent Humor


Featured Book of the Week

[RECOMMENDED!] The Fight to Survive: A Young Girl, Diabetes, and the Discovery of Insulin by Caroline Cox. Published by Kaplan Publishing, 2009. ISBN 1607145510. 254 pages, hardcover US$26.95.

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The Fight to Survive: A Young Girl, Diabetes, and the Discovery of Insulin is the very personal story of Elizabeth Evans Hughes, daughter of Charles Evans Hughes, who served as Governor of New York, US Secretary of State, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Elizabeth was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1919 when she was 11 years old. The only treatment was a brutal starvation diet, which prolonged life -- and in her case, prolonged it enough for her to become one of the first people in the world to receive insulin. Author Caroline Cox takes us back to Elizabeth's life and helps us understand the inner courage of one young girl. If you're interested in learning about the history of diabetes and insulin, The Fight to Survive is for you. Recommended.

Amazon Books Order The Fight to Survive: A Young Girl, Diabetes, and the Discovery of Insulin from Amazon.com

-- Other books for kids and teens with diabetes
-- Recently Featured Books


Ask the Diabetes Team
After seven years with diabetes, my nephew has been burping often for six months. Does this indicate he has gastroparesis? (8 Apr 2015)
-- Answers to over 19,350 questions
-- What's your question?


Studies and Surveys
-- 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 did you choose the glucose meter you use most often?

 
   

It's the controller for my insulin pump

 
   

I like a particular feature (accuracy, light, size, etc.)

 
   

My diabetes team recommended it or gave it to me

 
   

My insurance company requires me to use it

 
   

It's the least expensive for me to use (but I can choose whatever meter I want)

 
   

I received it at a diabetes event

 
   

A friend recommended it or gave it to me

 
   

Some other reason

 



Poll Results

 

How did you choose the glucose meter you use most often?

 
     

It's the controller for my insulin pump

 
 

51%

 

 
     

I like a particular feature (accuracy, light, size, etc.)

 
 

22%

 

 
     

My diabetes team recommended it or gave it to me

 
 

11%

 

 
     

My insurance company requires me to use it

 
 

14%

 

 
     

It's the least expensive for me to use (but I can choose whatever meter I want)

 
 

0%

     
     

I received it at a diabetes event

 
 

0%

     
     

A friend recommended it or gave it to me

 
 

0%

     
     

Some other reason

 
 

0%

     
-- View Results & More Polls

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Recommended Books

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Get the
Pink Panther Book
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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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