Mommy Beeps: Parenting with Type 1 Diabetes

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Kim Baillieul A few years ago, I sat at a park while my then two-year-old son played on the playground. A wave of dizziness fell over me right as I felt my continuous glucose monitor (CGM) start beeping. One, two, three – three […]

The Value of Diabetes Camps: Building Skills and Grit in a Safe and Supervised Way

A few years ago, I attended a function for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and their caregivers. A breakout session on type 1 at school was packed with parents of newly diagnosed children, most wearing the familiar look of worry and exhaustion that us veteran parents remembered all too well. These weary […]

Mommy Beeps: Parenting as a Type 1

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Kim Baillieul A few years ago, I sat at a park while my then two-year-old son played on the playground. A wave of dizziness fell over me right as I felt my continuous glucose monitor (CGM) start beeping. One, two, three – three […]

Parenting with Diabetes: I Taught My Two-Year-Old Daughter How to Be My Caretaker

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Cherise Shockley diaTribe Community Manager, Cherise Shockley, shares the story of her diabetes diagnosis and how that diagnosis affected her family I was diagnosed with latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (or LADA, a type of diabetes between type 1 and type 2) in July 2004, at the […]