What Your Child’s Teacher Doesn’t Know About Type 1
by Hallie Addington, guest blogger, ThePrincessAndThePump.com
Whether a child is returning to class for the first time after diagnosis, or it’s the start of a new school year, handing him or her off to school personnel can bring anxiety and uncertainty. After all, who knows better how to take care of our children than us?!? As a parent of a child with type 1 diabetes, I know these fears all too well. As a teacher, I was shocked with how little I knew.
Buttons: James’ Segue Into Diabetes Awareness
Some of the new diabetes stuff that’s available — meters, pumps and monitors — are real technological marvels! They have buttons and screens and numbers, and you can scroll and run colorful charts. Naturally, James is interested! And it has had a lovely side effect.
JDRF Government Day: What Can You Do?
At JDRF’s Government Day, held every year in March, grassroots volunteer leaders from every JDRF chapter across the country assemble in Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress and share their stories about life with type 1 diabetes. Find out how you can get involved.
Inspiration File: Sierra Sandison, Miss Idaho
Sierra Sandison knows how to get the diabetes community pumped! The 20-year-old with type 1 diabetes became a social media sensation this past summer when she posted a photo of herself wearing her insulin pump during the Miss Idaho competition (which she won!). Here, she talks with us about why diabetes is nothing to hide.
The Perfect Batch-and-Freeze Cupcakes for Class Parties
by Brooke Wheeler, guest blogger, FingerPrickinGood.com
For my purposes, I need a balance between a sweet treat and something that won’t wreak havoc on my son’s blood sugar for the rest of the day. I hope you will agree that this recipe does just that!