Kid-Approved BBQ Recipes From Lilly Diabetes and Disney’s T1D Cookbook
Whether you need a side dish to bring to the school picnic or are just looking for new flavors to try out on the grill at home, check out these recipes from Dishing It Up Disney Style: A Cookbook for Families with Type 1 Diabetes.
People in the Know: Family Comparisons
Q: “Whenever my friends post photos of their family events and trips online, I feel so jealous, because I know they didn’t have to deal with type 1 diabetes on these outings. I’ve actually distanced myself from some friends because of it. How do I get past these feelings?” Find the expert answer here.
Babysitting a Sibling With Type 1 Diabetes
by Kim M., Real Moms Talk Type 1
My son Daniel has learned to take on so many responsibilities as an oldest brother to four younger siblings, including one with type 1 diabetes. We’ve gradually increased his babysitting time from a few minutes to a few hours; here’s what it’s been like for him to take on this role.
Revisiting the Concept of “Fake It ‘Till You Make It”
by Jen M., Real Moms Talk Type 1
Giving my first insulin shot. That was the moment that I first employed the concept of “fake it till you make it.” I had a perfectly stoic face, holding firm to give confidence to James. Inside I was a complete mess. So now that James is getting older, am I still “faking it”? Sometimes. Here’s why.
Been There, Done That: Advice From Recent Grads on High School With T1D
We recruited college students with T1D to share their top tips for teens on how to do prom, graduation parties, and concerts—while calming parents’ fears and keeping blood sugar on an even keel. Pass these ideas on to your teen as you plan ahead for all the big events.
What They Don’t Tell You at the Hospital
With so much to take in after a type 1 diabetes diagnosis, there’s often not enough time for all of your questions to be answered at the hospital—especially those more practical, day-to-day life ones. Here are answers to some of the most looming questions parents are left with during those first few days at home.