Be Nice to Yourself — Being a Pancreas Is Hard!
Mamas and papas of kids with type 1 diabetes, we need to do a better job of acknowledging the amazing thing that we do every day. We essentially pinch hit for a bodily organ (the pancreas) that has decided to stop functioning properly in our children. This is no small task, and we tend to forget how awesome this truly is!
You Know You’re a T1D Parent When…
by Joanne Cunha, guest blogger, DeathofaPancreas.com
As parents to kiddos with type 1 diabetes, we do some pretty weird things; things that to us seem perfectly normal but have our friends furrowing their brows at us. Here’s a top-ten list of these. Not exhaustive, mind you. But I bet you will find yourself smiling and nodding in agreement with most of them.
Walk This Way for T1D Research
It can be tough to pry kids off the couch now that a chill has crept back into the air. But what if you told them that just going out for a walk could put them in touch with hundreds of children just like them—and possibly help lead to an end to type 1 diabetes … forever? A walk with the JDRF is a step in that direction.