Picky Eating + Type 1 Diabetes

What if you bolus for a meal she won’t eat? What if he’ll only eat carbs and nothing else? Get expert answers on managing picky eating when blood sugar is on the line. read Picky Eating + Type 1 Diabetes
Waffled Eggs

Recipes

Waffles aren’t the only thing you can cook in a waffle iron! Get more use out of yours by making these incredible waffled eggs from More Dishing It Up Disney Style: A Cookbook for Families with Type 1 Diabetes.

Digital Books

Disney and Lilly Diabetes have joined forces to bring you these great reads for families of children with type 1 diabetes. Ask your healthcare provider for free copies or read select titles here. Click above to see the full list.

Videos

Every type 1 family has a unique story. Get inspired by real families as they tell their stories about living with type 1 diabetes.

T1 Everyday Magic
This Month

Lilly Diabetes and Disney have come together to create special resources for families like yours, to help you and your child feel inspired and empowered to live a full, active life with type 1 diabetes!

Programs and Initiatives

Learn more about the type 1 diabetes partners and resources that are available to you and your family.

Make This Easy-But-Delish Lunchbox

Make This Easy-But-Delish Lunchbox

by Brooke Wheeler, guest blogger, FingerPrickinGood.com

If you’re like me and need a little inspiration to get you thinking outside the lunchbox, check out the recipes for this school-day meal that I like to think is a little more creative than your average ham-and-cheese. read Make This Easy-But-Delish Lunchbox

All

  • Best Good Dogs Ever

    Call it a fluff piece, but we thought you needed to know about this pack of adorable doggos who also happen to be able to sniff out high and low blood sugar. Hear the amazing stories of what these diabetes alert dogs can do!

  • Picky Eating + Type 1 Diabetes

    What if you bolus for a meal she won’t eat? What if he’ll only eat carbs and nothing else? Get expert answers on managing picky eating when blood sugar is on the line.

  • Raising Resilient D-Kids

    With the right tools, each new day living with type 1 diabetes can be an opportunity for kids to grow stronger, smarter, and more resistant to the mental health risks a chronic medical condition can bring.

  • James and Jen

    It’s Okay to Cry

    by Jen M., Real Moms Talk Type 1

    As parents of kids with type 1 diabetes, we advocate so deeply and fully for our children. When we reach the very bottom of our reserves, sometimes there are only tears left. And there’s no shame in it.

Newly Diagnosed

8 & Younger

9 to 12

  • James

    You’re Allowed to Be Rude

    by Jen M., Real Moms Talk Type 1

    When being well-behaved could land you in the hospital, the right to be impolite should be part of your 504 plan.

  • Figuring Out Physical Activity With T1D

    by Kim M., Real Moms Talk Type 1

    You finally get the basal rates and bolus ratios figured out, and then you throw exercise into the mix and everything changes! Here are some strategies we’ve learned.

  • People in the Know: Diabetes and Her First Period

    Q: “Our daughter is entering puberty, and we want to help her be prepared, especially when it comes to how menstruation could affect her blood sugar management. What should we know?” Find an expert answer here.

  • People in the Know: Growth Spurts

    Q: “Our 12-year-old daughter is going through a growth spurt, and no matter how carefully we monitor her blood glucose, her numbers seem like they’re all over the place. Are these two things connected?”

13 to 17

  • How to Prevent Eye-Rolling in Teens

    A behavioral scientist for adolescents with type 1 diabetes shares some better ways to broach blood-sugar-related requests that are less likely to incur storming off and door-slamming in those under 18.

  • Getting Your First Job (+ T1D)

    by Leighann Calentine, guest blogger, D-mom.com

    Swimming and diabetes had always been a challenging combination. So I had to put my faith in my daughter when she decided to get her first job… as a swim lesson instructor.

  • Kaitlyn

    4 Nag-Free Ways to Keep T1D Teens on Track

    by Kim M., Real Moms Talk Type 1

    Having diabetes has become so much a part of Kaitlyn’s life that she’s almost become desensitized to how important daily management tasks really are. Here’s what we’re doing to help her remember.

  • Choose Your Own Diabetes Device

    by Jen M., Real Moms Talk Type 1

    In about six months’ time, James will be called upon to make a big decision that will affect the next four years of his life. (No, this isn’t about college!)

18 & Older

  • The One Thing I Never Expected About College

    Even the most well-prepared students can be in for some eye-opening experiences their first year away from home. So we asked freshmen College Diabetes Network members to suggest a few more things to plan ahead for.

  • Giving the Lowdown on Lows

    As you pass the torch of T1D care to your teen, it’s the final leg of the relay: Handing off your supportive safety-net role to her new college community.

  • The Best Way My Parents Helped Me Prep for College

    What works best for college-bound teens making the giant leap into adult life with T1D? We asked members of the College Diabetes Network™ and other college freshmen with type 1 to share what their parents did the summer before school that made all the difference.