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.
In the Spotlight: Driving With Type 1 Diabetes
When a teen with type 1 diabetes is training to get his or her license, learning safe driving involves more than just pointers on parallel parking or correctly using turn signals. Managing blood sugar while behind the wheel is a serious safety issue for both the driver him- or herself and everyone else on the … Read More »
People in the Know: Growth Spurts
Q: Our 12-year-old daughter is going through a growth spurt, and no matter how carefully we monitor her blood glucose, her numbers seem like they’re all over the place. Are these two things connected? A: The short answer here is yes, it’s common — and completely normal — during growth spurts for adolescents with type … Read More »