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Living With Diabetes
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Hi, My name is Briar. I went to the doctor's office for a check up and they sent me to a big hospital right away. They said I have juvenile diabetes type 1. My family all came down with me. We had to stay there for three days learning about my diabetes. I have to have shots before every meal and also I have to have one at night time. I test my own blood glucose, but my family reads the insulin road map for me. I will have to learn this as well.

It's nice to know that I'm not alone and that other kids my age also have this and know what it feels like. I like to snowboard and am very good at it. I also like playing Wii games with my Bumpa. He is my grandfather. If anyone wants to talk, just send my Nokie an email, she is my grandmother.

I wish they had better free foods for us to eat. Maybe someone will invent that.

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-- More children with diabetes


CWD Conferences and Events
Friends for Life Falls Church 2018   Friends for Life Falls Church 2018
October 19-21, 2018
Fairview Park Marriott
Falls Church, Virginia

Friends for Life UK 2018   Friends for Life UK 2018
October 26-28, 2018
Crieff Hydro Hotel
Strathearn House, Crieff

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:

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


Headlines
Newsflash
FDA Authorizes Marketing of the New Dexcom G6® CGM Eliminating Need for Fingerstick Blood Testing for People with Diabetes. See also FDA authorizes first fully interoperable continuous glucose monitoring system, streamlines review pathway for similar devices and FDA Clears Dexcom G6 CGM with No Fingersticks! Launch Later this Year. To learn more, see Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System. CWD presents It's Not Just a Numbers Game: Parenting the Child with Type 1 Diabetes with Joe Solowiejczyk.

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 759 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.


Support
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Diabetes Humor
My daughter was recently diagnosed with diabetes. Missing school and her journal one of the nurses gave her a notebook for her to write in as a hospital journal. I had to call grandma when I read her first entry, "Dear Journal, Hospitals aren't to bad, at least you get room service."
-- More Humorous Tidbits

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... instead of whispering "sweet nothings" to each other in the middle of the night, you and your spouse are talking about blood sugar numbers.
--More Parent Humor


Featured Book of the Week

[RECOMMENDED!] Balancing Diabetes: Conversations about finding happiness and living well by Kerri Sparling. Published by Spry Publishing, 2014. ISBN 1938170377. Paperback, 200 pages. $16.95.

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There are many medical books about how to manage type 1 diabetes, but there are precious few books on what is much more important -- how to live a full, happy life with type 1 diabetes. With Balancing Diabetes, Kerri Sparling reaches out to the real experts -- people living with type 1 diabetes -- to bring perspective to the challenges of living well with type 1. It is in the wisdom of these experts that we come to realize, as Kerri so eloquently reminds us, "Life with diabetes isn't about the diabetes itself, but about the life of which it's a part." Balancing Diabetes belongs in the home of everyone with type 1. Highly recommended.

Order from Amazon.com Order Balancing Diabetes: Conversations about finding happiness and living well

-- Other books for parents and adults with diabetes
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Ask the Diabetes Team
My granddaughter seems to be using too much insulin, cannot get a refill. Her doctor has said she uses too much insulin. I am trying to understand more about diabetes. Why does it matter how many carbohydrates she consumes if the insulin covers it? (6 Jul 2018)
-- 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

 

How often do you take your mealtime insulin after you eat?

 
   

Always

 
   

Often

 
   

Sometimes

 
   

Rarely

 
   

Never

 



Poll Results

 

How often do you take your mealtime insulin after you eat?

 
     

Always

 
 

8%

 

 
     

Often

 
 

25%

 

 
     

Sometimes

 
 

8%

 

 
     

Rarely

 
 

50%

 

 
     

Never

 
 

8%

 

 
-- View Results & More Polls

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Recommended Books

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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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