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Living With Diabetes
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Hi. My name is Jaida and I am six years old. In late September 2010, I found out I had type 1 diabetes.

My parents noticed that I was thirsty all the time and using the bathroom a lot more than I used to. They also noticed that I looked like I had lost weight. When they took me to see the doctor, she made me take a blood test. I did not want to and cried some. When we left the doctor, they called my parents on the way home and told them to take me to the emergency room because my blood sugar was 511 and there was glucose in my urine.

I was in the hospital two nights. When I came home I was afraid to eat because I thought I might get sick. Now I'm not afraid to eat anymore and I check my own sugar and do my own shots. If you just found out you have diabetes, don't be afraid because you will feel better.

-- Visit Jaida'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

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:

-- Orlando 2017, Anaheim 2017, Anaheim 2016, Orlando 2016, Falls Church 2016,
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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.


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Diabetes Humor
On his first appointment after being diagnosed, the nurse was discussing injection sites with our son. "Where do you get your shots?" she asked, meaning, arm, hip, etc. "It all depends," our then 5-year-old explained. "Sometimes in the kitchen, sometimes in the bathroom!"
-- More Humorous Tidbits

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... you grab the meter after cutting YOURSELF - that big drop of blood's just too perfect to waste!
--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
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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

 

Are you interested in using a do-it-yourself, closed loop, artificial pancreas system?

 
   

Yes, I use OpenAPS / AndroidAPS / Loop

 
   

Yes, I use RileyLink

 
   

Yes, but I haven't done it yet

 
   

Yes, but I'm waiting to use a more modern insulin pump

 
   

No, I'm waiting for a commercial system

 
   

No, I can't find or afford the hardware

 
   

No, for some other reason

 
   

I don't know what this is

 



Poll Results

 

Are you interested in using a do-it-yourself, closed loop, artificial pancreas system?

 
     

Yes, I use OpenAPS / AndroidAPS / Loop

 
 

6%

 

 
     

Yes, I use RileyLink

 
 

6%

 

 
     

Yes, but I haven't done it yet

 
 

46%

 

 
     

Yes, but I'm waiting to use a more modern insulin pump

 
 

0%

     
     

No, I'm waiting for a commercial system

 
 

20%

 

 
     

No, I can't find or afford the hardware

 
 

0%

     
     

No, for some other reason

 
 

20%

 

 
     

I don't know what this is

 
 

0%

     
-- 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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