Finding Joy With Diabetes
“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” This is my approach to helping Kaitlyn (and the rest of us) see the good parts of any difficult life situation — even type 1 diabetes. Since it’s something she’ll have to deal with the rest of her life, we may as well make the best of it. Here are some of my ideas to do just that.
A Better Way to Prep for Your 504 Meeting
My first 504 Plan meeting with school professionals was not a good experience for me or them. I decided to do things a little differently the second time around, and luckily I was able to have a MUCH more positive experience. I think I’ve truly found a better way.
Walk This Way for T1D Research
It can be tough to pry kids off the couch now that a chill has crept back into the air. But what if you told them that just going out for a walk could put them in touch with hundreds of children just like them—and possibly help lead to an end to type 1 diabetes … forever? A walk with the JDRF is a step in that direction.
Set Up Your Child for a Successful School Year
From the first day they board the big yellow bus, kids spend almost a third of their waking hours in the classroom. So it’s no wonder that diabetes management in school is a huge priority—and concern—for parents. Fortunately, a document called a 504 Plan can be created to help ensure that your school knows what your child needs.