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Living With Diabetes
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Hi everybody. I am Mattia. I live in Italy. I am almost 11 and I found out to be diabetic when I was 8.

Almost one year ago I learned to take shots by myself, but I am a little tired of it.

I would like to get a pump and a CGM, but I want to share feelings with children who have got diabetes type 1 like me.

-- Visit Mattia's page
-- More children with diabetes


CWD Conferences and Events
Friends for Life Falls Church 2017   Friends for Life Falls Church 2017
October 6-8, 2017
Fairview Park Marriott
Falls Church, Virginia

Reports from recent CWD conferences & events:

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


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 5,750 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.

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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
I overheard the cutest thing while we were at a diabetes walk. Emily was walking in front of me with my 6 year old nephew. I was listening to them talk. He said to her, "Em, why are we walking around this place anyway?" I heard her tell him, "We are walking to find a cure for diabetes." My nephew said, "Well, where am I supposed to be looking for it?" I could have died laughing.
-- More Humorous Tidbits

You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when ...
... the only thing worse than a substitute teacher is a substitute school nurse.
--More Parent Humor


Featured Book of the Week

[RECOMMENDED!] Bright Spots and Landmines: The Diabetes Guide I Wish Someone Had Handed Me by Adam Brown. The diaTribe Foundation, 2017. ISBN 10 0692875174. Softcover, 236 pages.

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Bright Spots & Landmines is just what the doctor ordered: easy-to-understand, actionable advice to help people with diabetes live well. Adam will guide you through food choices that make blood glucose management easier, strategies for making exercise an integral part of even your busiest day, and tips for adopting a positive mindset. Whether you live with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or have been told that you have prediabetes, this book will help you in your journey to a life well lived. Note: This is a book more for people living with diabetes more so than a book for parents of children with type 1 diabetes. Highly Recommended.

--JSH

Order from Amazon.com Order Bright Spots and Landmines from Amazon.com
-- Other books for parents and adults with diabetes
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Ask the Diabetes Team
My toddler has had excessive thirst and urination, but urine and blood tests were normal. I am concerned due to a family history of diabetes. What do you think? (13 Jul 2017)
-- 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

 

How often do you take your mealtime insulin after you eat?

 
   

Always

 
   

Often

 
   

Sometimes

 
   

Rarely

 
   

Never

 



Poll Results

 

How often do you take your mealtime insulin after you eat?

 
     

Always

 
 

26%

 

 
     

Often

 
 

4%

 

 
     

Sometimes

 
 

21%

 

 
     

Rarely

 
 

21%

 

 
     

Never

 
 

26%

 

 
-- 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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