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#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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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.
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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!
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Featured Book of the Week
The Smart Woman's Guide to Diabetes by Amy Stockwell Mercer. Published by Demos Health, 2012. Paperback, 236 pages. $16.95 ISBN 1936303132.
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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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.
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