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Living With Diabetes
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Hi. My name is Julia. I was diagnosed with type 1 when I was just turning four. Now I'm seven years old. I was drinking a lot and had to go to the bathroom a lot. My mom thought I had a bladder infection. I went to the doctor's and they said I had diabetes. It was the week before Halloween! I was in the hospital for about a week.

I have a dog and two brothers. I like to play with my friends and play soccer. I don't let diabetes stop me from doing what I love. God helps me through the tough times. My mentors are Brenna and Grace. They have type 1 diabetes, too. I take piano. I love it!

Diabetes can be tough but don't let it stop you from doing what you love.

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-- More children with diabetes


CWD Conferences and Events
Friends for Life Falls Church 2018   Friends for Life Falls Church 2018
October 19-21, 2018
Fairview Park Marriott
Falls Church, Virginia

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

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:

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


Headlines
Newsflash
FDA Authorizes Marketing of the New Dexcom G6® CGM Eliminating Need for Fingerstick Blood Testing for People with Diabetes. See also FDA authorizes first fully interoperable continuous glucose monitoring system, streamlines review pathway for similar devices and FDA Clears Dexcom G6 CGM with No Fingersticks! Launch Later this Year. To learn more, see Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System. 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.

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.

-- 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.


Support
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-- Share your experiences in the CWD Forums


Diabetes Humor
My 5 year old kindergartener wears her diabetes "bracelet" around her ankle because it's more comfortable and doesn't get in her way. One day at school, her friend asked her, "How do you know which leg has diabetes?" My daughter laughingly replied, "My whole BODY has diabetes!"
-- More Humorous Tidbits

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... you're proud when your 3 year old can 'aim' to hit the ketone test strip.
--More Parent Humor


Featured Book of the Week

[RECOMMENDED!] A First Book for Understanding Diabetes (companion to the 14th Edition of "Understanding Diabetes") by Brigitte I. Frohnert, MD, PhD, and H. Peter Chase, MD. Published by the Children's Diabetes Foundation at Denver, 2018. ISBN 978-1-7320485-0-8. $15.

Book Cover If you're new to diabetes and are not quite ready for the famous Understanding Diabetes book, then A First Book for Understanding Diabetes is the perfect book for you. Also written by Peter Chase, MD, along with Brigitte I. Frohnert, MD, PhD, A First Book for Understanding Diabetes is a synopsis of the larger book and contains everything you need to help you through the challenges of being newly diagnosed and up to speed on your own diabetes care. The 2018 edition includes material on insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors, the latest researching including the artificial pancreas, diabetes in school, and tips for grandparents and sitters. The text is exceptionally easy to understand, the diagrams and drawings help explain things, and at $15 it's so inexpensive that everyone should have a copy.
Children's Diabetes Foundation at Denver
4380 South Syracuse Street
Suite 430
Denver, CO 80237
303-863-1200
303-863-1122 fax

-- Other books for parents and adults with diabetes
-- Recently Featured Books


Ask the Diabetes Team
My granddaughter seems to be using too much insulin, cannot get a refill. Her doctor has said she uses too much insulin. I am trying to understand more about diabetes. Why does it matter how many carbohydrates she consumes if the insulin covers it? (6 Jul 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

 

For CGM users, how often do you make insulin dosing decisions based solely on your CGM readings?

 
   

Always

 
   

Often

 
   

Sometimes

 
   

Rarely

 
   

Never

 



Poll Results

 

For CGM users, how often do you make insulin dosing decisions based solely on your CGM readings?

 
     

Always

 
 

26%

 

 
     

Often

 
 

37%

 

 
     

Sometimes

 
 

15%

 

 
     

Rarely

 
 

2%

 

 
     

Never

 
 

17%

 

 
-- View Results & More Polls

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Recommended Books

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Get the
Pink Panther Book
From the Children's Diabetes Foundation at Denver

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Become an expert in
your own diabetes
Buy at Amazon.com


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Living with diabetes
and as a parent
Buy at Amazon.com





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