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Living With Diabetes
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I am Lucy I am 9 years old from England and I found out I have diabetes a few weeks ago. My parents took me for a blood test as I wasn't putting on any weight and I was getting up in the night to go a toilet a lot. I am coping ok, I had a few blood tests in the hospital when I first found out and am due for another one in a couple of months but am scared to have it done (yikes).

I have an allergy to kittens and cats but I still care for them, dogs are my favourite animals, I am hoping to get a dog one day.

My school has been very supportive I was scared to go back but found I had nothing to worry about.

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


CWD Conferences and Events
Friends for Life Orlando 2017   Friends for Life Orlando 2017
July 4 - 9, 2017
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Orlando, Florida

Friends for Life Falls Church 2017   Friends for Life Falls Church 2017
October 6-8, 2017
Fairview Park Marriott
Falls Church, Virginia

Reports from recent CWD conferences & events:

-- Anaheim, Orlando, Falls Church, UK, Canada
-- 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 son was chosen to be line leader for his class at school. Prior to lunch he always goes down to the nurses office to have his blood sugar checked. When it was time to line up and go to lunch, my son went to the nurses office as usual, only on this day the whole class ended up there too. They all got a good laugh over it.
-- More Humorous Tidbits

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... the stray dog who has parked himself on your deck has only been there 10 minutes and already has a test strip attached to his fur!
--More Parent Humor


Featured Book of the Week

Gluten Freedom by Alessio Fasano, MD. Published by Wiley, 2014. ISBN 1118423100. 327 pages. Hardcover.

Book Cover With celiac disease much more common among people with type 1 diabetes (about 10%) than the general population (about 1%), Gluten Freedom by Dr. Alessio Fasano, one of the world's leading experts on celiac, is the must-have book about celiac and the gut. With so much written today about gluten-free diets, it's a relief to have a scientifically based exploration of wheat, gluten, and its impact on the human body available. Throughout this comprehensive yet easy-to-read book, Dr. Fasano guides us through the origins of celiac, its discovery, its treatment today and potential therapies beyond a gluten-free diet in the future. He also includes many recipes to help you eat well on a gluten free diet. You'll also learn exactly what happens in the gut in people with and without celiac, and will develop a deeper respect for an often overlooked part of each of us. Highly Recommended for everyone, even if you do not have celiac.
Amazon Books Order Gluten Freedom from Amazon.com
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Ask the Diabetes Team
My daughter has developed hives at her pump sites. Neither the allergist nor the endocrinologist has any advice. What do you suggest? (17 May 2017)
-- Answers to over 19,400 questions
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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.

-- Other Studies



 
Poll

Current Poll

 

Do you have a diabetes emergency kit prepared?

 
   

Yes, and I check it regularly

 
   

Yes, but I haven't checked it in a while

 
   

No, but I know I should

 
   

What's a diabetes emergency kit?

 



Poll Results

 

Do you have a diabetes emergency kit prepared?

 
     

Yes, and I check it regularly

 
 

32%

 

 
     

Yes, but I haven't checked it in a while

 
 

24%

 

 
     

No, but I know I should

 
 

24%

 

 
     

What's a diabetes emergency kit?

 
 

20%

 

 
-- View Results & More Polls

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Recommended Books

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Get the
Pink Panther Book
From the Children's Diabetes Foundation at Denver

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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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