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Hi, my name is Jackson and I'm going to tell you a few things about myself. I was diagnosed with type one diabetes six years ago on October 2, 2006. I was six at that time but am 13 now. I live in the amazing state of Alabama with my mom and my brother. I also live with my dad, step-mom, and step-sister. I play football for my middle school. I play on the offensive/defensive line. I'm in Gifted Literature which is a class for over-achievers. I am 5'8, 150 pounds and am a 8th grader.

Now, lets get to the important stuff, shall we? So, like I said, I was diagnosed at age six in 2006. I am 13 now. Before I was diagnosed I got really sick. I was using the restroom a lot and drinking so much water. I slept all the time, was sent home from school a lot. Turns out, I had diabetes in my system for a while. But one thing triggered it, and that was an asthma attack. After that asthma attack I started showing all the symptoms. My mom took me to my pediatrician to get me checked out. My mom suggested that my blood sugar was low because diabetes comes from both sides of our family. Instead, it was over 500. We rushed over to the hospital immediately. I was in there for 11 days. My highest sugar during that period was over 800.

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CWD Conferences and Events
Friends for Life: Orlando 2015   Friends for Life: Orlando 2015
July 6-12, 2015
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Family and Individual Scholarships

Anaheim 2015   CWD Focus on Technology
September 18 - 20, 2015
Disneyland Hotel
Anaheim, California

Friends for Life Canada 2015   Friends for Life Canada 2015
October 23-25, 2015
Marriott Gateway on the Falls
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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Friends for Life UK: Old Windsor 2015   Friends for Life UK: Old Windsor 2015
30 October - 1 November, 2015
Beaumont House Hotel and Conference Venue
Old Windsor, Berkshire, England
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Reports from recent CWD conferences & events:
-- Anaheim, UK 2014, Orlando 2014, Cincinnati, Orlando 2013, UK, Toronto, DC
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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 5,600 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 751 panels.

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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
We just put an in-ground pool in our backyard this summer. One day, I was testing the pool for chlorine and ph balance. My 9 year old daughter saw me put the testing strip in and compare it to the colours on the bottle. She then asked, "Does the pool have ketones?"
-- More Humorous Tidbits

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... in conversation, your husband describes his personality as Type 1 instead of Type A.
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Featured Book of the Week

[RECOMMENDED!] The ABCs of Loving Yourself with Diabetes by Riva Greenberg. Published by SPI Management LLC, 2007. ISBN 0615170943. Paperback, 64 pages. $19.95.

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Riva Greenberg was diagnosed with type 1 when she was 18. She's lived with diabetes for over 39 years. In The ABCs of Loving Yourself with Diabetes, Riva offers 26 delightful, emotional, wonderful pages of advice for her "fellow travelers." One sentence sums up well her perspective: "I hope in your journey with diabetes you will arrive at that place, if you haven't already, where diabetes is a 'comma' in your life, as in ... 'I love my life, and I have diabetes.'" We should all be so lucky. Highly recommended.

Order from Amazon.com Order The ABCs of Loving Yourself with Diabetes from Amazon.com

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Ask the Diabetes Team
The endocrinologist recommended my son use mini-glucagon to help maintain his blood sugars during a 3 mile run. Is this the best way to prevent a low? He usually reduces his basal insulin and consumes extra carbohydrates, but still goes low. (20 May 2015)
-- Answers to over 19,350 questions
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Studies and Surveys
-- 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.

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Poll

Current Poll

 

Have you or your child ever been tested for celiac?

 
   

Yes, and the results were positive

 
   

Yes, and the results were negative

 
   

No

 
   

I'm not sure

 
   

I don't know what celiac is

 



Poll Results

 

Have you or your child ever been tested for celiac?

 
     

Yes, and the results were positive

 
 

30%

 

 
     

Yes, and the results were negative

 
 

39%

 

 
     

No

 
 

30%

 

 
     

I'm not sure

 
 

0%

     
     

I don't know what celiac is

 
 

0%

     
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Recommended Books

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Become an expert in
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Living with diabetes
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