by Jen M., Real Moms Talk Type 1
That such huge advances could be made in the seemingly short lifetime of my little son is mind-boggling to me.
by Kim M., Real Moms Talk Type 1
It took a pandemic to remind us what’s truly essential.
The right decision is rarely black and white when it comes to parenting. But that’s one thing that type 1 diabetes has taught me pretty well.
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.
If we ever do this again, I will pack as if we’re leaving the country. Better yet, I may just leave the country.
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.