by Michellè Dreeckmeier, guest blogger, Familyingwitht1d.blogspot.com
To be okay — to be more than okay — we need to acknowledge the two realities of living with a chronic illness.
by Tara Bryant-Gray
How do you “put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others” when your child has a chronic illness?
Managing your child’s diabetes during the overnight hours can be one of the toughest parts of adjusting to a type 1 diagnosis. Here, find diabetes-specific recommendations from experts and parents for getting enough rest when frequent wake-ups are a fact of life.
by Kerri Sparling
My parents made sure that experiences offered were experiences had, without diabetes being the driving force for cans or can’ts. And it shaped how I handle my own diabetes now.
For children with diabetes, high blood sugar is trying, but it’s the sudden and serious lows that literally keep you up at night. Here, parents and experts share their insights on striking a balance between vigilance and wellbeing.
These dads know exactly what it’s like for their kiddos living with type 1 diabetes — because they have type 1 too. Here they share what they’re most proud of.
by Kerri Sparling, guest blogger, SixUntilMe.com
The movie is a true story. But it’s not everyone’s story. And it’s not actually about diabetes.
by Amy Drauschke
Most parents get a three-day crash course in diabetes care at the hospital. But what’s it like to suddenly become a new D-parent…when the child has already been living with type 1 for years?
by Kristina Dooley, guest blogger, InspiredbyIsabella.com
A scary low, a sleepless night, a way-too-long stretch of seesaw-number days…you need to read this.
by Amy Bevan
Adjusting to our son’s type 1 diabetes was the most overwhelming thing I’d ever had to do. Until our separation.