Why You Should Never, Ever Judge
Did you know that someone actually started a blog about kids that are too big for strollers? I remember finding that one and thinking it was a little mean-spirited, and after a related incident recently, I’ve been even more careful not to judge the conduct of others from a quick glance.
“She’s the Slowest Eater.”
On Kaitlyn’s last field trip, a boy from another class pointed at her and said, “I know who she is. She’s the slowest eater.” This is just the beginning of the comments and questions Kaitlyn will get her whole life. So far, I have come up with a few ideas to help her talk to others about type 1 diabetes and feel confident at the same time.
Motivating Kids With Hope Instead of Fear
by Kerri Sparling, guest blogger, SixUntilMe.com
After almost 30 years with type 1 diabetes, I’ve heard the “fear pitch” from many medical professionals and family members. What these folks fail to realize is that as soon as the fear factors of diabetes are highlighted, I start to tune out. It took me a long time of living with type 1 diabetes to come to this realization, and it’s one that I wished I had shared with my parents sooner. Here’s why.
Talking to Relatives About Type 1 Diabetes
With Thanksgiving on its way, you may soon be congregating with far-flung family members around the dinner table—and this can be a great time to educate relatives and dispel myths about type 1 diabetes. Here are some ideas on how to handle these conversations.