5 Ways You Can Help End Social Stigma Around Diabetes
While you can’t take away your child’s diabetes, you can help stamp out judgment and ignorance just by the way you care for your child every day. Here are five things you can do now to reduce stigma and make living with diabetes a little easier for all.
Make a Picture Frame from Upcycled Diabetes Supplies
by Camille Boivin, guest blogger, Diabetetype1.blogspot.com
Looking at all the plastic waste that’s left after each of my son’s insulin pump site changes got me thinking… I began keeping all the empty insulin vials, infusion set caps, reservoirs, and tubing, hoping to find something to do with them. And here it is!
My Recent Diabetes “Fails” (Part 1)
by Jen M., Real Moms Talk Type 1
In the course of the last month, I have had more diabetes “fails” than I have over the rest of the year! Some are funny. Some still hurt my heart a little bit. All are hard to relate to, unless you get it — you really “get it” — because you’ve been there too. Allow me to share our family’s series of unfortunate events!
Our Solution to the Morning Get-Ready Rush
by Kim M., Real Moms Talk Type 1
Most days, I spend so much time dragging the kids out of bed that I’m lucky if I have time to run a comb through everyone’s hair and pass each kid a granola bar as we run out the door. Recently, I came up with a fix—and you wouldn’t believe how the kids pop up out of bed now!