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Living With Diabetes
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My name is Charlie and I am three years old and live in Houston, Texas. I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was ten months old. I felt kind of bad one day and went to bed early. When I got up I felt really, really bad and had trouble breathing. My mommy took me to Texas Children's Hospital where they gave me insulin and made me feel better.

When I turned one, I got my insulin pump. It is an Animas Ping and you can see it in the picture of me in the wedding. It sits in a black belt that is tied around my waist. My mommy and daddy and all four of my grandparents know how to work the pump to make it give me insulin. When I was two, I got my continuous glucose meter. His name is "Dex." Dex tells me what my blood glucose is and whether it is dropping or getting higher. It even tells me how fast it is dropping.

-- Visit Charlie's page
-- More children with diabetes


CWD Conferences and Events
Friends for Life Falls Church 2017   Friends for Life Falls Church 2017
October 6-8, 2017
Fairview Park Marriott
Falls Church, Virginia

Friends for Life UK 2017   Friends for Life UK 2017
October 27-29, 2017
Beaumont House
Windsor, United Kingdom

Reports from recent CWD conferences & events:

-- Orlando 2017, Anaheim 2017, Anaheim 2016, Orlando 2016, Falls Church 2016,
-- 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 5,750 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
My 5 year old diabetic daughter was mad at me the other day. She came walking into the kitchen with her backpack full with all her stuff. She really knows what buttons to push, telling me: "I'm running away, I'm taking a lot of candy, and I'm not taking any insulin!"
-- More Humorous Tidbits

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... your child refers to sequel movies as "Type 2."
--More Parent Humor


Featured Book of the Week

[RECOMMENDED!] Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents by Moira McCarthy. Published by Spry Publishing, 2013. 286 pages, paperback. ISBN 1938170202. US$15.95.

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Our most important job as parents is to help our kids grow up to be happy, healthy, adults. Diabetes can really complicate that process, especially during the teen years. In Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents, Moira McCarthy, mom to Lauren, uses her family's experiences as a point of reference and offers solid advice and guidance that will help your entire family to weather the turbulent teen years. With a gentle voice and wry wit, Moira covers teenage diabetes in detail -- to pump or not (or both), sibling issues, peers, increasing independence, and much more. If you are a parent of a teen, or soon will be, Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents should be on your "must read" list. Highly Recommended.

Order from Amazon.com Order Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents 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

 

What insulin regimen do you or your child use most often?

 
 

Insulin Pump Therapy

 
   

Pump - NovoLog

 
   

Pump - Apidra

 
   

Pump - Humalog

 
 

Lantus Basal-Bolus

 
   

Lantus & NovoLog

 
   

Lantus & Apidra

 
   

Lantus & Humalog

 
 

Levemir Basal-Bolus

 
   

Levemir & NovoLog

 
   

Levemir & Apidra

 
   

Levemir & Humalog

 
 

Tresiba Basal-Bolus

 
   

Tresiba & NovoLog

 
   

Tresiba & Apidra

 
   

Tresiba & Humalog

 
 

Toujeo Basal-Bolus

 
   

Toujeo & NovoLog

 
   

Toujeo & Apidra

 
   

Toujeo & Humalog

 
 

NPH-based Therapy

 
   

NPH & NovoLog, Humalog or Apidra

 
   

NPH & Regular

 
   

Other

 



Poll Results

 

What insulin regimen do you or your child use most often?

 
 

Insulin Pump Therapy

 
     

Pump - NovoLog

 
 

51%

 

 
     

Pump - Apidra

 
 

0%

     
     

Pump - Humalog

 
 

18%

 

 
 

Lantus Basal-Bolus

 
     

Lantus & NovoLog

 
 

12%

 

 
     

Lantus & Apidra

 
 

3%

 

 
     

Lantus & Humalog

 
 

9%

 

 
 

Levemir Basal-Bolus

 
     

Levemir & NovoLog

 
 

0%

     
     

Levemir & Apidra

 
 

0%

     
     

Levemir & Humalog

 
 

0%

     
 

Tresiba Basal-Bolus

 
     

Tresiba & NovoLog

 
 

3%

 

 
     

Tresiba & Apidra

 
 

0%

     
     

Tresiba & Humalog

 
 

0%

     
 

Toujeo Basal-Bolus

 
     

Toujeo & NovoLog

 
 

0%

     
     

Toujeo & Apidra

 
 

0%

     
     

Toujeo & Humalog

 
 

0%

     
 

NPH-based Therapy

 
     

NPH & NovoLog, Humalog or Apidra

 
 

0%

     
     

NPH & Regular

 
 

0%

     
     

Other

 
 

3%

 

 
-- View Results & More Polls

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Recommended Books

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