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T1D Takes on Amusement Parks

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...
New T1D on the Road

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...
Life with T1D and Celiac Disease

Life with T1D and Celiac Disease

When Ella was diagnosed with T1D there was so much to learn. We went to see the nutritionist, memorized carb counts, and learned how to make dosing decisions. The health coach from our insurance said we needed to get her tested for Celiac since they are both...
Be SMART in 2018

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...
Coughs, Sniffs, and Sneezes…Oh, my!

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...
Thanksgiving Game Plan

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...