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Holiday Tips and Tricks

The holidays can be a stressful time for all of us, but for parents of a child with type 1 diabetes, that stress can be even harder. With holiday’s right around the corner, we would like to help you...

Holiday Tips and Tricks

The holidays can be a stressful time for all of us, but for parents of a child with type 1 diabetes, that stress can be even harder. With holiday’s right around the corner, we would like to help you reduce that stress, so our tip this month is to plan ahead. The more...

I’m a Pediatric Nurse, What’s Your Superpower

Kids/Counselors: “Wait, are you a camper?” or “Hey, are you a counselor?” Me: “No, I am a nurse!” Pediatric Nurses Week (October 7th-11th) was a few weeks ago and had me reflecting on camp and my career as a pediatric nurse. The conversation above pretty much summed...

Through the Eyes of a Type 1 Grandparent

Our lives are marked by days we will remember forever. Like the day we get married, or the day(s) our children are born. But then there are days you never expect will happen, but are now remembered for how quickly life changed. The day when my two granddaughters were...

Fighting Together

I’m a mother, a daughter, wife, friend, and a type 1 diabetic.   I was diagnosed 37 years ago, at the age of 10, and thrown into a life, much different, than the one I had to leave behind. A new diet, daily injections, no more candy, no sugar at all, and urinating on...

I’m a Stepdad of a Type 1

As a stepdad to a son with type 1 diabetes, I never really knew what diabetes was all about, but I had to learn as I started taking on responsibilities with Crosby. I didn’t even know what type 1 diabetes was, how to treat it, or what signs or symptoms to watch for....

Growth, T1D, and College

When I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes in 2003, my whole life changed - well I think so because frankly, I don't remember...I was 3. People with diabetes and family members both know that diabetes is a group effort. One person cannot manage it alone. Growing up...

T1D Takes on Amusement Parks

Summer is here! It is time to start planning your next fun family outing, which may include an amusement park. Every amusement park has different accommodations for people with disabilities. Many children with type 1 and their parents feel funny about requesting...

DYS is Pure Michigan

For years DYS has served Michigan type 1 families, but we have dedicated 2019 to doing it better. Last year we launched a successful chapter in Findlay, Ohio, and are replicating the model in Michigan. Our goal is to bring programming up north, so more families can...

DYS Heroes End on a High Note

Our volunteers are the backbone of DYS. Don and Connie Smith, two of our valuable volunteers,have been raising money for camp for 16 years. This year they raised $30,115. That makes the grand total raised since 2004 - $273,364. Wow! That's a lot of campers that were...

New T1D on the Road

As a parent, driving snuck up on me. The allure of having my own personal taxi driver was very appealing, but the idea of giving my child the keys to my car was a little worrisome. Despite her maturity and her responsibility, she was still only 16 and had the...