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.
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.
The Great Divide
by Meri Schumacher, guest blogger, OurDiabeticLife.com
I’ve come to terms with the fact that most people do not know what type 1 diabetes is, and honestly, I’m thankful that they don’t. So when the gap between those who know and those who don’t feels insurmountable, how do we find hope?
Diabetes Awareness Month: 12 Ways to Get Involved Together
November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a time to shine the spotlight on diabetes and diabetes research. Ready to get involved? Here are some noteworthy events happening across the country along with suggestions for creative ways you and your family can raise awareness about diabetes in your community.
10 Signs You’re No Longer a T1D Newbie
by Pam Osborne, guest blogger, AdventuresInDiabetesParenting.blogspot.com
When a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the onslaught of information, anxiety, and exhaustion is intense. But eventually, you’ll find your new normal and it won’t feel as overwhelming as it does right now. So how do you know when you’ve gotten to that place?