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My Purse Has Diabetes Too

You or your child may have type 1 diabetes, but did you know your purse does too?  We asked a few women in our DYS family to give us a peek into their purse.  Can you relate? How does...

My Purse Has Diabetes Too

You or your child may have type 1 diabetes, but did you know your purse does too?  We asked a few women in our DYS family to give us a peek into their purse.  Can you relate? How does your purse compare to these? I am a mom with TWO kids...

Be SMART in 2018

If the crowded gyms and weight loss meetings in January are any indication, healthy living and weight loss are top resolutions for the New Year. Everyone wants to be healthier, more organized, and less stressed. When you are reviewing your goals for a “new year, new...

Why DYS? Dr. Watkins

  In June, Dr. Mark Watkins will join us for camp for the 10th time. Usually you will find him hard at work at the EDCC, but at camp you may find him climbing the 50 foot tree! Dr. Watkins knows that he is, technically, working as the medical director and on duty at...

Coughs, Sniffs, and Sneezes…Oh, my!

Do you hear it? The sound of winter? Coughs, sniffles, and sneezes! No matter how much you want to put your kid in a bubble to keep them from getting sick, you probably won’t escape the winter without a single sniffle. For a parent with a child managing diabetes, you...

T1D, My Sister, and Me

Written By Macey Shock (Sibling- Brynn Anspach) Type 1 Diabetes is a life changing diagnosis for not only the individual affected, but the entire family. Almost one year ago, it seemed as though our lives had gotten turned upside down. I will never forget the phone...

Thanksgiving Game Plan

Thanksgiving isn’t just a challenge for a diabetic: it’s challenging for people who are dieting, those who have celiac disease, vegetarians, those with allergies, and so many more. News flash, Thanksgiving is a holiday that revolves around food. For many people...

Reflections from a Type 1

Diabetes is something that you have to learn to deal with. There is no easy answer on how to do that. There is no easy way to live a “normal” life. However, it is not something that has to hold you back. Here are some bits of knowledge that I have learned...

Welcome Morgan

DYS is excited to welcome Morgan McCullough to our staff! Morgan will be joining us as the new Program Director. As Program Director she will be responsible for planning and executing all of the family events, education programs, and helping Brandon with the...

Happy Birthday to a Special Girl!

Recently we had a young lady choose to have her birthday party guests bring donations to DYS instead of birthday presents. Generosity like this should be celebrated – loudly! That is a hard thing to do. Presents are a typical part of any birthday celebration. All kids...