Has your child been recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? Are you overwhelmed by emotions and unsure how to move forward? Here are five resources for parents of newly diagnosed D-Kids.
Kids First, Diabetes Second Book: I wrote the book Kids First, Diabetes Second because I wanted to share all that I have learned over the years. There’s no reason why you have to start at square one.
Our Diagnosis Story: It’s been nearly ten years since my daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, but I can remember it like it was yesterday.
Read Mother’s Intuition to hear our diagnosis story.
Diabetes at School: If your child is school age, you’ll want to start thinking about the accommodations that you’ll want to put in place to make sure that your child is cared for in school.
Read more about 504 plans.
Bag of Hope: One of the resources that you can request from JDRF is the Bag of Hope. This backpack comes with Rufus the Bear with Diabetes, which really helped us out when Q was having a tough time shortly after diagnosis.
Find out how you can request the Bag of Hope.
Important Lessons: On the “Newly Diagnosed” resource page I share four lessons I’ve learned as well as a lot more resources that are great to get you started in this new life after diagnosis.
Visit the Newly Diagnosed resource page.