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
Complaining about it didn’t solve any problems. Looking for the positive has made all the difference.
Does she have a major medical issue? Yes. Is she healthy? Yes!! If anything, she’s probably healthier than most. Here’s why.
It takes months to prepare to leave home for a week… but it’s totally worth it. Here are a few tips I’ve learned to make getting away a little bit easier.
A camp far from home… without any family… for a whole week. And there’s no cell service. The more we thought about it, the more we realized how important it was to make it work.
Type 1 diabetes will teach you how much you didn’t know.
I’m learning this over and over again when dealing with type 1 diabetes at Kaitlyn’s school.
That moment when the mom struggling to keep it together is you.
As much as we try, things are not always going to be completely equal — with or without type 1 diabetes.
The road to independence is different for every family. For us, it’s taking little steps with lots of encouragement.
This vacation was the first time ever that we were completely cut off from communication. No texting, email, phone calls — or blood sugar alerts.