Featured D-Blogs of the Week
Here are some of my favorite posts I have read recently:
Stacey of Stacey Simms Blog Time for a Change? (If only our kids really could shoot blue lasers from their bodies! Stacey is looking for PWD and parent perspectives on insulin pumps and CGM’s.)
Penny of A Sweet Grace Changer of Lancets (How often do you change your child’s lancet? We change ours every single time. We might be in the minority.)
Lorraine of This is Caleb Mrs. Muller The Standard (Hear why Mrs. Muller is an awesome teacher and why she was nominated to win the A Day Made Better OfficeMax gift card from D-Mom Blog earlier this year.)
Allison of Diabetes Mine Gathering Round the Diabetes Campfire (Time to start thinking about summer camps! Q isn’t old enough this year, but next year she will be. D-Mom Blog has a LONG list of diabetes camps grouped by region. Please let me know if you’ve written about your child’s camping experience, I would love to link to your post.)
Amy of Too Sweet Too Much Too Soon (I’m so with Amy on this one. Kids should be kids and while we should let them take some responsibility for their own diabetes care, it needs to be age appropriate.)
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Diabetes Alert Day
I know that because we have children with Type 1 diabetes, we often gloss over news about Type 2, but today is Diabetes Alert Day and it’s worth taking a look at our own risk of Type 2.
We spend so much time managing our children’s conditions that I would bet many of us aren’t taking the time to take care of ourselves. (Raises hand!)
From the American Diabetes Association:
Let’s face it. Type 2 diabetes has an image problem. There’s a stereotype that it only affects people who make poor lifestyle choices. But, in fact, factors such as age, ethnicity, pregnancy and family history also play a role.
(There are) 26 million children and adults diagnosed in the United States and an additional 79 million living with prediabetes.
I took the test and my risk of prediabetes or diabetes is “low.” My one risk factor was having a family member with diabetes. However it didn’t ask if I have a family member with Type 1 or Type 2. I have no history of Type 2 in my family and my daughter is the only one in my blood line with Type 1 that I know of.
The website did offer this tip:
Control what you can. You can’t do anything about aging, but you can become more active and eat healthier.
They’re right about that!