Inspiration File: Singer Crystal Bowersox
When Crystal Bowersox was diagnosed with type 1 at age 6, she began to sing and make music as a way to cope. Little did she know that the unique country/folk/rock style she created would someday land her a spot on American Idol®. Here, she shares some of the high notes from her experience as a performer, parent, and advocate with type 1.
Inspiration File: Nicole Johnson, Miss America
Nicole Johnson was crowned Miss America in 1999, five years after her diagnosis with type 1 diabetes during college. Now a mom, Nicole reflects on the changes she’s seen since she first started her diabetes advocacy and the importance of having role models with type 1.
People in the Know: Good Cop/Bad Cop
Q: “My husband and I have fallen into a good cop/bad cop routine when it comes to keeping our daughter on track with diabetes care—I tend to avoid nagging, and he’s the one who gets on her case when she slacks off. Is this kind of dynamic OK as long as her numbers look OK?” Find an expert answer here.
The Most Helpful Favor We Received After Diagnosis
Whether you’re looking for ways to support a friend or relative in a truly tangible way—or ideas for how to answer when others offer you assistance—take a look at how other D-parents made the most of the helping hands extended in their direction in the days and weeks following diagnosis.