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Hi, my name is Lauren. I am 14 years old and was diagnosed of type 1 diabetes at 14 months old. As a baby, my mom noticed I was losing weight really fast. She also noticed I was always cranky and hungry, which was weird since I was always a happy baby. Around September 1999, my mom walked in the room I was in and screamed. I was lying on the floor, my eyes rolled into my head, and my whole body shaking like crazy. She knew that I could be dying. My dad was at work with the only car, so my mom called him to leave work for me. He couldn't, so my mom held me, waiting for my dad for hours before we could go to the hospital.

Right when he pulled up, my mom raced out of the house with me in her arms and they raced off to the hospital. When we got there, I was rushed to the emergency room, where the doctors found out my blood sugar was over 1,000! They lowered my blood sugar and came out with me to tell my parents the news. They were shocked, as any parents would be.

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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

Friends for Life Canada 2015   Friends for Life Canada 2015
October 23-25, 2015
Marriott Gateway on the Falls
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

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
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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.

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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
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 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

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Ask the Diabetes Team
My son was put on lisinopril for a few positive microalbumin levels; how long will this medication take to bring the levels down? (11 Feb 2015)
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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 many different basal rates do you use in your insulin pump for your main basal profile?

 
   

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Five

 
   

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I don't use a pump

 



Poll Results

 

How many different basal rates do you use in your insulin pump for your main basal profile?

 
     

One

 
 

6%

 

 
     

Two

 
 

6%

 

 
     

Three

 
 

6%

 

 
     

Four

 
 

25%

 

 
     

Five

 
 

0%

     
     

Six

 
 

12%

 

 
     

Seven or more

 
 

37%

 

 
     

I don't use a pump

 
 

6%

 

 
-- View Results & More Polls

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Recommended Books

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Become an expert in
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Living with diabetes
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