Build-A-Bear Diabetes Kit (Hooray!)

Summary: Build-A-Bear has added a Diabetes Kit to their accessory line that includes an insulin pump, glucose meter, and lancing device. It retails for $10 and is available online and in select stores. I have a few friends who have many, many stuffed animals from Build-A-Bear and their collections seem to be constantly growing. Q’s […]

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D-Kid Interviews IndyCar Driver Charlie Kimball

Summary: Charlie Kimball is an IndyCar racer who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 22. I had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about racing and diabetes. Read about his diagnosis, what he does when he goes low during a race, and what it’s like to be an Indy driver with […]

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Self-Care for Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes: Actually Taking Time For Self-Care

Summary: I began taking better care of myself only to be derailed by a medical issue. See how I actually took time for myself so that I could heal. Remember months and months ago when I said I wanted to start a monthly series about self-care for parents of children with chronic medical conditions such […]

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Reflections on Diabetes Awareness Month

My reflections on National Diabetes Awareness Month 2016.

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Diabetes Awareness Month: Day 30

“Diabetes is just one aspect of a child with type 1. Of course take care of their medical needs, but try to make them feel like a kid first and foremost.”

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Diabetes Awareness Month: Day 29

“Though you want your child to eventually self-manage their diabetes, take back over care if it becomes too much for them or they need a break. They have their entire life with diabetes ahead of them.”

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