Moms Reveal: “What I’m Thankful For”
While most people wouldn’t put type 1 diabetes at the top of their gratitude list, having a child with type 1 can bring your family even closer together and give you a unique perspective on how much there actually is to be thankful for in your lives. Here, parents of kids with type 1 share what they’re most appreciative of this Thanksgiving season.
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.