by Kim M., Real Moms Talk Type 1
When we plan ahead, there’s no trail we can’t handle. Here are some of the things we try to do to ensure a good trip.
by Jen M., Real Moms Talk Type 1
In the very early days of diagnosis, when James was still so little, I worried every second about his blood sugar. If that’s where you are now, please know: It really does get better.
With type 1 diabetes, there comes a time when you have to call a do-over.
Although we want to avoid as many mistakes as we can, diabetes care — and kids with diabetes — are not going to be perfect. And that’s okay.
It’s not easy, but it’s worth it to make the long drive to visit a diabetes doctor who fills us with positivity and confidence.
It might look unremarkable at first glance, but the “diabetes cart” is a perfect representation of the amount of work we still have to do in educating schools about type 1 diabetes.
None of us would have chosen this life for ourselves or our kids. But it helps to point out the few advantages once in a while!
At first, we didn’t participate. Now, I consider medical studies to be one of the unforeseen positive side effects of a diabetes diagnosis.
On a journey to make better choices for myself, I ironically started sabotaging the food I chose for my family.
Having diabetes has become so much a part of Kaitlyn’s life that she’s almost become desensitized to how important daily management tasks really are. Here’s what we’re doing to help her remember.