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
Kaitlyn’s A1C results are usually highest around this time of year; here are some ideas we’ve come up with to change that.
You know those people who give advice but have no idea what they’re talking about?
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.
So which is it: Is type 1 diabetes a manageable condition that doesn’t hold kids back at all — or is it a life-threatening disease that’s extremely challenging to live with on a daily basis?
Is it more work to attend a week-long trip — or to worry about type 1 diabetes from afar?
When your kids are small, it feels like you’ll never make it out of the trenches. And then one day this happens.
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?