Category Archives: Family

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On My Own . . . and Letting Go

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Today, we hear from a mother-daughter team about what it’s like to head off to college with diabetes. Continue reading

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Posted in Caregivers, Family, Life with Diabetes, Parents, Stop Diabetes, Volunteer Stories
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Fairness for Kids at School

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August can be a particularly stressful time of year for parents, especially for those who have children with diabetes. Along with focusing on traditional back-to-school prep—like stocking up on school supplies, hitting the mall for fashionable fall clothes and scrambling … Continue reading

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Join Our Safe at School Facebook Chat — Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. ET!

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On Thursday, Aug. 7, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET, the Association will hold a special Facebook chat on keeping children with diabetes Safe at School. Special guest Crystal Jackson, Director for Legal Advocacy, will answer fan questions live! Continue reading

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Diabetes BFFs

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If I hadn’t been diagnosed with diabetes, I would have never met my best friend. She is always there for me and having a friend who also lives with diabetes is truly life-changing. Continue reading

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Posted in Friends, Life with Diabetes, Red Rider, Stop Diabetes, Tour de Cure, Volunteer Stories
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Stopping Diabetes at Camp

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If you are a parent of a child with diabetes, the idea of sending him or her to camp might seem scary. But right now, thousands of kids with diabetes are canoeing, horseback riding, zip-lining and making new friends just like them at camp. Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Shauna and Matthew Tompkins

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This has been an incredible, challenging and sobering journey. But Lily’s energy, joy and enthusiasm are a constant source of inspiration for us. Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Danielle Light

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The biggest piece of advice I would give other parents who are new to type 1 diabetes, like myself, is: in order to care for your child, you must remember to take care of yourself. This is a full-time job on top of all the other responsibilities we have as parents. Reach out and find support. Continue reading

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