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
What would you pack if you had minutes to get out?
We basically have our own language when we’re talking about this stuff that’s totally normal to us but foreign to anyone else listening in.
A few minutes at the nurse’s office each day doesn’t seem like much. But it adds up.
If you had had the chance to find out if and when your child would be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, would you have?
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.