My name is Kim. My daughter Kaitlyn (the third of our five children) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just a few years after my nephew James was diagnosed with the same disease. I’m excited to pair up with my sister-in-law, Jen, to share our story with you!
by Kim M., Real Moms Talk Type 1
With her current career aspirations in the realm of RN/diabetes educator, our resident expert on living with type 1 diabetes shares her thoughts for newly diagnosed families.
Please, from the bottom of my heart, and as a type 1 mom, can we stop the diabetes jokes?
When Kaitlyn was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, we didn’t even consider that we wouldn’t hike anymore. We take precautions and come prepared, but we’ve never started a hike that we couldn’t finish. Until now.
Kim M., Real Moms Talk Type 1
Receiving constructive criticism at your child’s endocrinologist appointment can feel like failing a parenting test. But I’m starting to see it for what it really is.
Recently, we found out. And there was an unexpected upside.
Now that Kaitlyn’s phone has become more than just a medical device, it’s increasingly tough to limit her time on it while always keeping it nearby as the diabetes tool we need.
It took a pandemic to remind us what’s truly essential.
We were as close as we’ve ever come to going to the emergency room, and we learned two very important lessons.
When we plan ahead, there’s no trail we can’t handle. Here are some of the things we try to do to ensure a good trip.
If we ever do this again, I will pack as if we’re leaving the country. Better yet, I may just leave the country.