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Hi. My name is Divy, I learned, that I had diabetes in the November of 2006. I had to constantly go to the bathroom, and I was always hungry, so my grandpa, who had diabetes type 2, suggested that I test my blood sugar. It was in the 400s, so my parents took me to the doctor. The doctor told me I had diabetes, and that I had to test my blood sugar and take shots. In October, 2010, I started my pump. It was way better then shots. I didn’t let my diabetes get to me, I stayed on top of it!
CWD Conferences and Events
Reports from recent CWD conferences events:
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.
Clinic We offer diabetes care suggestions based on the current state-of-the-art in caring for type 1 diabetes.
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.
Diabetes Humor It is sad how much our little ones are picking up on the lingo associated with diabetes. My little granddaughter was calling to my son and he didn’t respond right away, so she yelled out, “You get over here, right this insulin!”
More Humorous Tidbits
You know you’re the parent of a child with diabetes when.
. your kid has one extra dance recital ticket and of all the people in the world to invite, she invites the school nurse.
More Parent Humor
Featured Book of the Week
Taking Control of Your Diabetes, 4th Edition by Steven V. Edelman, MD. Professional Communications Inc. 2013. 544 pages. Softcover. US$ 16.95. ISBN 978-1-932610-87-1.
Dr. Steve Edelman developed type 1 diabetes when he was 15 years old. Taking Control of Your Diabetes embodies his philosophy of patient empowerment in the care of their diabetes. Now in its fourth edition, Taking Control of Your Diabetes is thoroughly updated for 2013, including an excellent section on continuous glucose sensors and how to get the most out of this important technology. Dr. Edelman’s core message is that patients can take charge, regardless of how long they’ve had diabetes, and even if they have complications. This book is thorough, very well-written, and easy to read. The medical information covers everything one might need to know about taking charge, for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Edelman covers potential complications as well as daily care, with excellent advice on today’s best practices. With contributions from a veritable who’s-who in the diabetes world, TCOYD is an excellent addition to the library of everyone living with diabetes — type 1 or type 2.
Order Taking Control of Your Diabetes from Amazon.com
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.