Type 1 Gifts: Given and Received
I was thinking during this season of giving about what I could do to help other parents of children with type 1 diabetes. Recalling the greatest gifts we received after James was diagnosed helped me to focus on what kinds of actions I could take to make life better for others. Here’s just a partial list.
Turning Lemons Into Lemonade
The look on Kaitlyn’s face when she tests herself and gets a “high” reading is enough to make anyone feel sorry for her. That was really bothering me the other day, and I put my mind to work on what I could do for Kaitlyn to change her perspective a little bit. I was wandering through the toy section at one of my favorite stores, and it hit me!
10 Ways to Find Magic in Diabetes
When it’s time to stop and count your blessings, where does type 1 diabetes fit in? Maybe you feel gratitude for a trick that’s made your child’s care tasks a little more fun. Or is it some unexpected blessing in your child’s life that has somehow resulted from diabetes? Check out some of the ways parents have discovered to see the magic in everyday diabetes care.
Newly Diagnosed: How to Answer Questions From Family
There are many challenges that parents of children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes have to deal with–one unexpected challenge can be addressing all the well-intended but often misinformed questions of family members. Tongue-tied? Here are five commonly asked questions and ideas for answering each one.