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.
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.
Been There, Done That: Advice From Recent Grads on High School With T1D
We recruited college students with T1D to share their top tips for teens on how to do prom, graduation parties, and concerts—while calming parents’ fears and keeping blood sugar on an even keel. Pass these ideas on to your teen as you plan ahead for all the big events.
Answering the Question, “What Can I Do to Help?”
by Jen M., Real Moms Talk Type 1
Because I’m now experienced at how to answer that question, I get lots of support and help. But it wasn’t always like that. Here are a few tips I’ve learned that I wish I knew the FIRST time that I got a lot of these inquiries—after James’ type 1 diabetes diagnosis years ago.
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.