Kids First, Diabetes Second Book: Fundraising

Summary: Participating in diabetes walks and bike rides are a great way to help raise money for diabetes research and programs as well as connect with other families also dealing with diabetes. This excerpt from the “Getting Involved” chapter of my book Kids First, Diabetes Second is about fundraising. Fundraising Fundraising is often done through […]

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3 Little Diabetes Things: Best Diabetes Blogs, CGM on the Miss USA Stage, Free SpiBelt for Recently Diagnosed Kids with T1D

Summary: Today I’m sharing a list of the best diabetes blogs according to the Healthline website, spotting a CGM on the Miss USA Stage, and SpiBelt’s program to give recently diagnosed kids a pouch to carry their diabetes stuff. I sometimes have a “little” something to say about diabetes… Healthline’s 2017 Best Diabetes Blogs D-Mom […]

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Kids First, Diabetes Second Book: Tips For Transitioning T1D Teens To Independence

Summary: This post is the second of two that discusses independence for teens with type one diabetes. These tips come from “Teen Talk” chapter of the book Kids First, Diabetes Second. Last time I shared the excerpt Moving Toward Independence. Tips For Transitioning To Independence As soon as it’s practical, start giving your child age-appropriate […]

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3 Little Diabetes Things: Insulin, Insulin, Insulin

Summary: Insulin pricing is a hot button topic with politicians like Bernie Sanders questioning pricing and profits. Lilly Diabetes met with patients and caregivers about pricing and then turned around and increased the price of Humalog nearly 8%. I’m quite frankly disgusted that Eli Lilly sees such enormous profits on insulin and continues to raise […]

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3 Little Diabetes Things: Trust the Patient, US Soccer Jordan Morris, Before It’s Too Late PSA

I sometimes have a “little” something to say about diabetes… Trust the Patient As a parent of a child with a chronic medical condition, I identified with so much of this. Trust the patient (or parent) because they are expert in what is needed and it’s not always by the book. I could have quoted […]

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Kids First, Diabetes Second Book: Moving Toward Independence

Summary: This post is the first of two that will discuss giving your teen with type one diabetes more independence. Even though Q isn’t quite a teenager yet, we have transitioned a lot of her daily care to her. Moving Toward Independence At a diabetes camp geared toward parents of adolescents, an experienced counselor stood […]

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