When a Child’s Type 1 Diabetes Takes a Toll on Couple’s Relationship

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Bonnie O’Neil “You have to fly home now!” was all I could say before bursting into uncontrollable sobs. “Austin has diabetes.” My worst nightmare had come true — my 5-year-old son was just diagnosed with the same disease that claimed my brother’s life […]

Type 1 Helped Create My Family

Ashley is a member of one of the Facebook support groups I am a part of. I was so amazed by her story. This one truly tells the tale of silver linings. Without diabetes, she would never have met her husband or created their beautiful family.  *** As a young child in rural Iowa, I never […]

A Relationship with Someone with Diabetes Can Be a Special Challenge

This content originally appeared on Integrated Diabetes Services. Republished with permission.We all know relationships are hard. We all know that living with diabetes is hard. So being in a relationship with someone with diabetes can be a special challenge! Back in the 90s, Gary Chapman wrote a pretty great book on relationships and communication called […]