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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 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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The school superintendent told me that since there is no nurse, my eight year old son will have to give himself his shot at lunch or a family member will have to go to the school to give him his shot.

August 13, 2002
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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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