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        January 17, 2018 Volume 24, Number 3 First Published in June 1995     
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Living With Diabetes
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My name is Isabella-Rose. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on 8 April 2010. I was 9 years old then - but I turned 10 in May.

I had been feeling a bit bad for a while but I thought that I was just tired or feeling stressed - and that's what my Mum thought too. I was drinking a lot and going to the bathroom a lot - sometimes wetting the bed at night which was really embarrassing and my Mum would get upset with me because she thought I was not going to the bathroom before I went to bed, or I was drinking too much during the night. My Mum says that I was really really grumpy too and I cried a lot and kept getting really upset with my friends at school.

Then at Easter time this year we had school holidays and my Mum said she thought I was getting a big skinny. She weighed me and I had lost about 4kg since the last time I was weighed about 6 weeks before - but I had also grown about 2cm taller. My Mum said that that was when she realised that something was not right. The next day we went to the Royal Easter Show in Sydney and because it was so busy there and there were so many people my Mum had to come to the bathroom with me - and I went to the bathroom about every 10 minutes. My Mum knew how much I was drinking but said that I should not be going to the bathroom that much. The next morning my Mum rang the doctor's office and told them she thought I might be diabetic. My Mum's sister was diagnosed with adult onset Type 1 Diabetes only a year ago so she knew a bit about it.

-- Visit Isabella-Rose'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
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

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
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
This is yucky, but you know kids. My son was getting ready for school and was blowing his nose and said to me, "Hey mom, you know how little kids pick their noses and eat it? Well, I wonder how many carbs are in boogers?" Oh how gross! I laughed and laughed! There's a boy for you!
-- More Humorous Tidbits

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... you wake in the middle of the night unable to sleep, roll over and gaze at your hunky husband just as the inevitable thought crosses your mind--better go take a quick blood sugar check.
--More Parent Humor


Featured Book of the Week

[RECOMMENDED!] Understanding Insulin Pumps, Continuous Glucose Monitors and the Artificial Pancreas, 3rd Edition by H. Peter Chase, MD, and Laurel Messer, RN, MPH, CDE. Published by the Children's Diabetes Foundation at Denver, 2016. ISBN 978-0-9832650-7-8. US$18.00 to U.S. addresses (includes shipping).

Book Cover Understanding Insulin Pumps, Continuous Glucose Monitors and the Artificial Pancreas, 3rd Edition, provides an excellent introduction to pump therapy and continuous sensors for anyone considering these tools and can serve as a reference guide for those already using pumps and sensors. The third edition brings new content about the artificial pancreas, also referred to as a closed loop system. The 178-page book is very easy to read and is filled with many helpful tables and charts that will guide you not only through beginning pump therapy but also as you seek to get the most from your pump. Parents will also appreciate the collection of forms in the back to help with pump therapy at school. Eight of the 21 chapters are devoted to the use of continuous glucose sensors. In addition to an excellent introduction to sensors, Dr. Chase and Laurel Messer offer strategies for using the data from your sensor to improve diabetes care. Understanding Insulin Pumps, Continuous Glucose Monitors and the Artificial Pancreas, 3rd Edition is an essential addition to everyone's diabetes care library. Highly recommended.

Children's Diabetes Foundation at Denver
777 Grant Street, Suite 302
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 863-1200
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-- Other books for parents and adults with diabetes
-- Recently Featured Books


Ask the Diabetes Team
Following an illness, my daughter's blood sugar has been variable at home. She tested negative for antibodies. What could be causing her erratic blood sugars?? (17 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

 

Which insulins do you or your child use?

 
 

Vote for all that apply

 
 

Short acting insulins

 
   

Fiasp

 
   

NovoLog / Novorapid

 
   

Humalog

 
   

Apidra

 
   

Afrezza

 
   

Regular / Actrapid / Velosulin

 
   

Other short acting insulin

 
 

Long acting insulins

 
   

Lantus

 
   

Toujeo

 
   

Basaglar

 
   

Tresiba

 
   

Levemir

 
   

NPH / Isophane / Insulatard

 
   

Other long acting insulin

 
 

Other

 
   

Premixed (70/30, etc.)

 
   

Other insulin

 



Poll Results

 

Which insulins do you or your child use?

 
 

Vote for all that apply

 
 

Short acting insulins

 
     

Fiasp

 
 

3%

 

 
     

NovoLog / Novorapid

 
 

23%

 

 
     

Humalog

 
 

29%

 

 
     

Apidra

 
 

5%

 

 
     

Afrezza

 
 

0%

     
     

Regular / Actrapid / Velosulin

 
 

0%

     
     

Other short acting insulin

 
 

0%

     
 

Long acting insulins

 
     

Lantus

 
 

23%

 

 
     

Toujeo

 
 

0%

     
     

Basaglar

 
 

3%

 

 
     

Tresiba

 
 

5%

 

 
     

Levemir

 
 

3%

 

 
     

NPH / Isophane / Insulatard

 
 

1%

 

 
     

Other long acting insulin

 
 

0%

     
 

Other

 
     

Premixed (70/30, etc.)

 
 

0%

     
     

Other insulin

 
 

1%

 

 
-- View Results & More Polls

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Recommended Books

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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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