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How long have you or your family member lived with diabetes?

February 17, 2020

How long have you or your family member lived with diabetes? February 12 – 19, 2020 Children with Diabetes is an organization that takes care of families with diabetes at all ages and stages, and our poll really highlighted the diagnosis diversity of our respondents.  About half of the folks who took this poll have […]

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Are you/your family member with diabetes using a Hybrid Closed-Loop System for diabetes management?

February 1, 2022

Are you/your family member with diabetes using a Hybrid Closed-Loop System for diabetes management? January 26, 2022-February 2, 2022 Automated Insulin Delivery is something that people with diabetes have been dreaming of for decades. Thanks to the advent of technologies such as the continuous glucose monitor (CGM), this dream has become more of a reality […]

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How long have you (or your family member) had diabetes?

October 9, 2019

How long have you (or your family member) had diabetes? October 2 – 9, 2019 When CWD started, the initial goal was to support parents who were raising children with diabetes.  And over the last 25 years, the Children with Diabetes mission has grown up with our families, taking care of kids and adults with […]

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My daughter complains of being tired, but has a problem sleeping and she said she starts shaking in midmorning. She prefers a high carbohydrate diet. Because we have family member with type 2 diabetes, I have checked some blood sugars 30 minutes after meals which have been 100-166 mg/dl [5.6-9.2 mmol/L] Is this abnormal?

November 22, 2001
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A family member is very worried about her infant daughter developing type 1 diabetes. She has only breast fed her seven month old, and on the recommendation of her pediatrician, has avoided feeding cow’s milk formula because of a possible increased risk. Her baby doesn’t tolerate soy. Her doctor wants to test the baby for some antibody when the baby is about nine months or so old so, to see if it’s “safe” to start feeding cow’s milk. What test could possibly determine that?

May 27, 2001
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We had a child abuse situation in which a five year old male had been physically abused by a family member, and his meter blood sugar was 575 mg/dl [31.9 mmol/L] by meter, and he had no history of diabetes. The Emergency Room physician about his elevated blood sugar said that this was caused by stress. Is this possible?

May 26, 2001
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A family member, who is in her early 50s and has had type 1 for many years, says that she feels better when her sugar levels are high. She gains too much weight and feels terrible when the sugar levels are normal. I also have type 1 and told her to take her insulin and let her body adjust to normal levels.

April 30, 2001
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My four year old son is in the pre-clinical stage of type 1 diabetes. see parents writing in asking about the likelihood of having another member of their immediate family (a child or sibling) develop diabetes, and I have seen your response that there is only a 2%-5% chance. I see so many situations in which type 1 is passed on that your numbers of 2%-5% shock me! Where are you getting your figures?

March 4, 2001
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My youngest son has diabetes, but no other family member does. Why did it skip my other children?

August 6, 2005
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In my role as Welfare Officer for our local Multiple Sclerosis (MS) branch, I have had a call from the husband of a member who has chronic progressive MS, has recently been diagnosed with diabetes. Her treatment plan is difficult because she has care givers who visit to help with meals, etc., who visit only twice a day. Can let me know of any experience of diabetes and MS or can point me to a web resource?

January 24, 2001
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