Thank Your School Nurse on May 6
May 6 is National School Nurse Day, the perfect time to express your gratitude. Here’s how other parents of children with type 1 diabetes have shown their appreciation. Plus: Download a special thank-you card that your child can color in to thank the school nurse for helping with his or her diabetes care all year long.
Is it OK to Treat Each of My Kids Differently?
by Kim M., Real Moms Talk Type 1
I look back on how much I helped in class for my oldest son, Daniel, and even my second child, Anna, and I’m a little ashamed that I haven’t kept up that level of involvement with the rest of my kids. But this year, I finally came to the conclusion that it’s just not practical—or necessary. Here’s why.
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.
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.