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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 2018   Friends for Life Anaheim 2018
May 4-6, 2018
Disneyland Hotel
Anaheim, California
Family and Individual Scholarships

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

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

Reports from recent CWD conferences & events:

-- UK 2017, Orlando 2017, Anaheim 2017, Falls Church 2016,
-- More Reports & Upcoming CWD Conferences and Events


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.

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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
I'm 21 and a newly diagnosed. I took my uncle's cat to the vet for her weekly Feline Diabetes checkup. One of the kids in the waiting room asked what the cat was in for. I told her, "A diabetes check up." I had to check my sugar just then and she asked what I was doing. I told her I was also diabetic. Her reply was, "It runs in the family?"
-- 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!] Bright Spots and Landmines: The Diabetes Guide I Wish Someone Had Handed Me by Adam Brown. The diaTribe Foundation, 2017. ISBN 10 0692875174. Softcover, 236 pages.

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Bright Spots & Landmines is just what the doctor ordered: easy-to-understand, actionable advice to help people with diabetes live well. Adam will guide you through food choices that make blood glucose management easier, strategies for making exercise an integral part of even your busiest day, and tips for adopting a positive mindset. Whether you live with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or have been told that you have prediabetes, this book will help you in your journey to a life well lived. Note: This is a book more for people living with diabetes more so than a book for parents of children with type 1 diabetes. Highly Recommended.

--JSH

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Ask the Diabetes Team
My teen daughter has been drinking and urinating a lot for about a month. Her A1c was 42, which I read was pre-diabetes. Should I be concerned that it could it be diabetes? (31 Jan 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

 

If you are running out of insulin before you are due to renew your prescription, what do you do?

 
   

Contact my doctor for a new prescription or samples

 
   

Buy my usual insulin and pay out of pocket

 
   

Buy Regular or NPH without a prescription

 
   

Ask friends or online through social media

 
   

Eat very low carbs to make my remaining insulin last longer

 
   

Something else

 
   

I never run out of insulin

 



Poll Results

 

If you are running out of insulin before you are due to renew your prescription, what do you do?

 
     

Contact my doctor for a new prescription or samples

 
 

31%

 

 
     

Buy my usual insulin and pay out of pocket

 
 

1%

 

 
     

Buy Regular or NPH without a prescription

 
 

0%

     
     

Ask friends or online through social media

 
 

11%

 

 
     

Eat very low carbs to make my remaining insulin last longer

 
 

3%

 

 
     

Something else

 
 

1%

 

 
     

I never run out of insulin

 
 

49%

 

 
-- View Results & More Polls

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Recommended Books

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