Recent Dx? D-moms and D-dads, join us in the DOC. We can’t promise unicorns on your diaversary, but we can offer support (and a glossary!).
Type 1 diabetes
Blood glucose level
The number of carbohydrate grams a food contains.
The act of monitoring blood glucose levels throughout the day.
When blood glucose levels suddenly start to drop.
Diagnosis or diagnosed (“My son was dx’d with T1D last year.”)
The date someone was dx’d with T1D, often celebrated like a second birthday.
D-Mom or D-Dad
Parent of a child with diabetes
Diabetes online community, a loose collection of bloggers and social media chats dedicated to diabetes.
Endocrinologist; a doctor who specializes in diabetes care and other endocrine (hormone-related) disorders.
The lancing device used to extract a drop of blood for a blood glucose check.
Person with diabetes
When blood glucose levels suddenly start to rise.
Test strip inserted in a glucose meter that holds a drop of blood.
A blood sugar reading of exactly 100, or when the glucose meter and continuous glucose monitor display the exact same number.
Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the “typical” experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.