Adolescence, Stigma, and Owning Diabetes

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Katie Bacon Katie Bacon is a writer and editor based in Boston. Her daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in August, 2012, when she was six. Katie’s writing about diabetes has appeared on TheAtlantic.com and ASweetLife. Katie has also written for The New York […]

3 Things Every T1D Parent Should Know (That Your Endo Hasn’t Told You)

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Lauren Bongiorno As the parent of a child with type 1 diabetes (T1D), do you ever feel like there’s more to know about diabetes than you could ever learn? You may have an attentive and caring endocrinologist but still find that there are […]

Parenting Your Homebound College Student with Type 1 Diabetes: Empathy Above All

It was early August and we were making the final preparations to send our son with type 1 diabetes (T1D) off to college for the first time. Like so many parents, the newly purchased necessities like cozy bedding and fresh pillows were ready to be loaded for the car ride. Unlike most parents, the stockpiles […]

A Parent’s Concern: COVID-19 and the School Year

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Eugenia Araiza/Mariana Gomez COVID-19 has brought many challenges and struggles to our daily lives. From the beginning we have adopted new habits in order to adapt to this new normal and this new dynamic and way of life certainly includes our environment and […]

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) at 30,000 Feet

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By PK Hrezo Twist of Fate? It’s coincidental, if not oddly poetic, that type 1 diabetes presented itself to my family and me for the first time just two weeks before National Diabetes Awareness Month — a time we won’t soon forget. Until that night, […]

Letting Go of the Way Things Were

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Bonnie O’Neil Familiar Territory I was no stranger to type 1 diabetes when my son was diagnosed with the disease at age five. My sister has been living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) since she was sixteen years old, and my brother died […]