5 Ways to Wear an Insulin Pump With a Prom Dress
Your daughter has found the perfect prom dress; now it’s time to figure out the perfect spot for her pump. For tips on how to combine formalwear and diabetes gear in style, we asked members of the College Diabetes Network™ to flash back to their favorite pretty-in-pump prom looks.
When Tweens Become Teens: Parental Guidance Suggested
As children mature into teens, the pressures compound. Suddenly, they’re worried about body image and weight and dealing with the temptations of alcohol and sex. (Gulp.) Add type 1 diabetes into the mix, and things get even hairier. How can parents make sure their teens stay safe while still giving them the space they need … Read More »
In the Spotlight: Supporting Your Newly Diagnosed Teen
Navigating the teenage years can be a bumpy ride for parents. So what happens when diabetes is added to the mix? The combination can create a wholly different situation than raising a teen who’s had type 1 his or her entire childhood. We asked experts — and experienced parents — to share their strategies; here’s a look at what works.
Been There, Done That: Advice From Recent Grads on High School With T1D
We recruited college students with T1D to share their top tips for teens on how to do prom, graduation parties, and concerts—while calming parents’ fears and keeping blood sugar on an even keel. Pass these ideas on to your teen as you plan ahead for all the big events.