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California Supreme Court Ruling Protects the Safety and Health of California Students with Diabetes. For more on this very impotant ruling, see
We report on CWD's Friends for Life 2013 conference.
We report on CWD's Friends for Life UK 2013 conference.
We report on CWD's Friends for Life Canada: Toronto 2013 conference.
We report on CWD's Focus on Technology: DC 2013 conference.
CWD presents It's Not Just a Numbers Game: Parenting the Child with Type 1 Diabetes with Joe Solowiejczyk.
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.
Reversal of type 1 diabetes via islet beta cell regeneration following immune modulation by cord blood-derived multipotent stem cells. Free full text available in PDF format. See also Novel Stem Cell Treatment May Hold Promise for Type 1 Diabetes and Type 1 Diabetes Reversed With Stem Cells From Cord Blood.
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.
Author Dan Hurley answers, What Do We Really Know About Why Type 1 Is Rising?
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 5,500 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 749 panels.
Other news and information
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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My seven year old daughter was recently diagnosed with diabetes. A couple of weeks ago, my five year old son Brian told me that he wasn't feeling well because he cut his finger and saw the "hydrates coming out."
More Humorous Tidbits
You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... while driving in the car with your diabetic child, a radio show asks listeners to call in with the answer to the question, "What do parents most often say at their kids?" and your daughter answers, "Did you bolus?"
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From the Diabetes Dictionary
A sudden rise in blood glucose levels in the early morning hours. This condition sometimes occurs in people with insulin-dependent diabetes and (rarely) in people with noninsulin-dependent diabetes. Unlike the Somogyi effect, it is not a result of an insulin reaction. People who have high levels of blood glucose in the mornings before eating may need to monitor their blood glucose during the night. If blood glucose levels are rising, adjustments in evening snacks or insulin dosages may be recommended. See also Somogyi effect.
Studies and Surveys
Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet is a group of studies looking at the prevention and early treatment of type 1 diabetes.
Women between 12 and 20 who use an insulin pump are needed for a study to understand the experiences of female adolescents with type 1 diabetes being treated with an insulin pump and assess any commonalities between them.
Researchers from Palo Alto University are conducting a study to learn about the impact of various forms of support on quality of life for parents and siblings of children and adolescents with diabetes as well as the psychosocial effect felt by the siblings.
Always remember that kids with diabetes are still kids
Last Updated: Friday, 06-Dec-2013 15:19:17 Eastern Standard Time