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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 2019   Friends for Life Seattle 2019
March 29-31, 2019
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Seattle Washington

Friends for Life Orlando 2019   Friends for Life Orlando 2019
July 16-21, 2019
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Orlando, Florida

Reports from recent CWD conferences & events:

-- Orlando 2018, Anaheim 2018, UK 2017, Falls Church 2017
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Headlines
Assistance with Access to Insulin.

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 759 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
The other day, my 11 year old was watching a basketball game. He said, "The other teams needs 3 more units to win." Too funny!
-- More Humorous Tidbits

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... your child's sheets have "polka dots" from nighttime blood sugar checks.
--More Parent Humor


Featured Book of the Week

[RECOMMENDED!] Balancing Diabetes: Conversations about finding happiness and living well by Kerri Sparling. Published by Spry Publishing, 2014. ISBN 1938170377. Paperback, 200 pages. $16.95.

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There are many medical books about how to manage type 1 diabetes, but there are precious few books on what is much more important -- how to live a full, happy life with type 1 diabetes. With Balancing Diabetes, Kerri Sparling reaches out to the real experts -- people living with type 1 diabetes -- to bring perspective to the challenges of living well with type 1. It is in the wisdom of these experts that we come to realize, as Kerri so eloquently reminds us, "Life with diabetes isn't about the diabetes itself, but about the life of which it's a part." Balancing Diabetes belongs in the home of everyone with type 1. Highly recommended.

Order from Amazon.com Order Balancing Diabetes: Conversations about finding happiness and living well

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Ask the Diabetes Team
In addition to diabetes and celiac, my son has an allergy to peanuts and three antibiotics. Despite vaccinations, he has not developed immunity. Have you heard of this before? I am planning to discuss this with an immunologist. (1 Nov 2018)
-- Answers to over 19,450 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 continuous glucose monitor or Flash glucose monitor do you or your child use?

 
 

If you use more than one, select the primary one

 
   

Dexcom

 
   

Abbott Libre

 
   

Senseonics Eversense

 
   

Medtronic Guardian

 
   

We do not use a CGM or FGM

 
   

Other

 



Poll Results

 

What continuous glucose monitor or Flash glucose monitor do you or your child use?

 
 

If you use more than one, select the primary one

 
     

Dexcom

 
 

65%

 

 
     

Abbott Libre

 
 

8%

 

 
     

Senseonics Eversense

 
 

0%

     
     

Medtronic Guardian

 
 

21%

 

 
     

We do not use a CGM or FGM

 
 

4%

 

 
     

Other

 
 

0%

     
-- 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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