3 Little Diabetes Things: Diabetes Forecast July/August 2017

Summary: Here are three articles from the July/August 2017 issue of Diabetes Forecast which I think may be informative for parents of children with type 1 diabetes. Read about sleep, eye exams, and school for children with type 1 diabetes. I subscribe to Diabetes Forecast, but I tend to find it more heavy on content […]

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Diabetes at School: Back-to-School Checklist

Summary: Here is a back-to-school checklist for parents of children with type 1 diabetes of tips, things to do, and items to pack in order to get ready for the new school year. In the spring I shared my end of the school year checklist, but here is my to do list for the beginning […]

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Hello New Teacher, My Kid Has Diabetes

Summary: This is a sample email to notify new teachers at the beginning of the school year about your child’s type 1 diabetes and highlight important aspects of the 504 plan. When Q was in grade school and had one main teacher, we usually set up a meeting with the teacher, nurse, and the staff […]

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Kids First, Diabetes Second Book: TrialNet Natural History Study

Summary: Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet is an international network of researchers who are exploring ways to prevent, delay, and reverse the progression of type 1 diabetes. TrialNet Natural History Study One question that comes up often with siblings is “Does type 1 diabetes run in families?” The answer is no. Families that have a member […]

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3 Little Diabetes Things: Celiac, Gluten, Cauliflower Pizza

Summary: Could a virus trigger the onset of celiac disease? Who should follow a gluten-free diet? Have you tried cauliflower pizza crust? These are the three things I’m talking about this week. I sometimes have a “little” something to say about diabetes (or this week…celiac disease and gluten)… What Triggers Celiac Disease? I’ve heard theories […]

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Self-Care for Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes: Caregiving Break

Summary: As caregivers to a child with type one diabetes, most of us put our child’s needs before own own. This is the part of a monthly series about self-care. This month I discuss why it’s important to take a caregiving break, some tips for taking that break, and what my break looks like. Diabetes […]

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