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My 14-year-old son takes one Centrum Multivitamin/MultiMineral Supplement. It was brought to my attention via a family member who is very much into health and fitness that I should consider giving my son a trace mineral called chromium. What is your opinion about chromium? Is is beneficial to give my son? Is it safe? Are there any side effects that you know of?

December 31, 2003
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I’ve decided to research on children with diabetes for a staff member, and I’m seeing information about an insulin pump. I’ve searched but cannot find a definition for an insulin pump. What exactly is it? Does it replace the use of syringes? How large is it? Does it have to be prescribed by a physician or does a parent just go out and get one?

April 6, 2002
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A family member, who has type 2 diabetes and was in the hospital for a long stay, developed a bedsore on the buttocks, and we are looking for additional suggestions to help the healing. I saw that there is a gel for foot ulcers being looked at that helps healing. Would this be something that can be used in this situation? Any other suggestions?

November 6, 2003
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Can just one member of the family have something like a spontaneous mutation which would cause that person to have Type 1 diabetes?

May 8, 2000
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Can a family member be a donor for pancreas cells? How old should you be to be eligible for this?

September 11, 2000
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Is there a genetic screen available to a member of the public who is married to someone with high risk of being a carrier for Wolfram Syndrome? If not, how long might the couple need to wait for such a test to become available?

November 11, 2000
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I have a family member who is now 19 years old and has type 1 diabetes all his life. I was wondering what kind of effects type 1 diabetes has on life span.

January 22, 2000
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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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Celebrating Siblings

January 13, 2020
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When a family member is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, that diagnosis affects the entire family.  And for siblings of kids with diabetes, adjusting to life with diabetes in the family can have ups and downs that rival blood sugar graphs on the most rollercoaster days. At Children with Diabetes, we recognize how important the […]

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FFL Fall 2021 Virtual Booth – Provention Bio

November 1, 2021

Friend of CWD Learn about early screening for type 1 diabetes (T1D) Tuesday, 11/9 at 8:00 PM, EST Did you know a person is up to 15x more likely to develop T1D if a family member has it? Now, it’s possible to see T1D coming with The Type 1 Test-a type of blood test. It […]

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