Advice for Parents From Adults Who Grew Up as a Type 1

I am very grateful to have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 37. I think of all the times where having type 1 would have been challenging growing up. Navigating diabetes and childhood and adolescence isn’t easy but with love and support, anyone growing up with type 1 diabetes can thrive! […]

One of the Lucky Ones: A Timely Diabetes Diagnosis

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Mila Ferrer How It Happened Fourteen years ago, my youngest son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. He had all the classic symptoms. But neither my husband nor I knew that all the signs my son showed meant that our lives would change […]

Four Steps to Managing Your Fear When Raising a Child with Type 1 Diabetes

By Bonnie O’Neil The fall chill in the air deepens as the leaves begin their inevitable eruption into glorious color. Children squeal with delight at the prospect of being frightened by houses decked out with ghosts, witches on broomsticks, and ghoulish creatures. This is October, the month when a little Halloween fear can actually be […]

Diabetes Love Letter: An Ode to Mandi’s Late Parents

By Mandi Franklin To my late parents: It was the winter of 1990 and I was spending the week at my aunt and uncle’s house while my parents were chasing sunsets in the Caribbean. I loved sleepovers at their house – we would play “grocery store,” paint my fingernails, and stay up late. This time […]

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 […]