by Stacey Simms, host of Diabetes Connections podcast
Limiting what your child can do is not the way to avoid mistakes — it’s a way to avoid a full and fulfilling life.
It’s hard to know exactly what it’s like for teens with type 1 diabetes when you haven’t experienced it yourself. A few of them want to help you understand.
by Kerri Sparling
Parents of kids with diabetes often ask me what they can do to help empower their child. I always point to my mom.
by Amy Drauschke
There’s one question about this disease that still stumps me, even after all this time.
A behavioral scientist for adolescents with type 1 diabetes shares some better ways to broach blood-sugar-related requests that are less likely to incur storming off and door-slamming in those under 18.
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.
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.