Category Archives: Talking Type 1

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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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Parents Talking Type 1: Michele Steiner

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Nothing can make you feel better than talking to a child who has type 1 diabetes who says, “I have diabetes but I am okay.” Especially when that child is your own! Zachary is resilient and brave, and he inspires us every day. Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Kaprice Dal Cerro

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Looking back, I realize Jake was showing what I now know are the signs and symptoms of the onset of diabetes (weight loss, consistent thirst, frequent urination, sudden bedwetting). Had I known this, I would have had him to the doctor a lot sooner. But there is no going back, only moving forward. Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Sue Carnicle

I am a worrier and she is a free spirit. Kendra knows what she should do, but she doesn’t always make the best choices. It’s difficult for me to let go—we’ve been doing this together for almost nine years. I’m trying, and quite frankly I have no choice because she leaves for college in the fall. Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Charles Pennington

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Not until Doran left for college was I able to just let it go. I had to. He is now 19 and he just finished his freshman year at the University of Texas in Austin. Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Matt and Cathy Clynch

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Chase did not display the normal symptoms of diabetes until the day he was diagnosed. As a teenager, he was growing like crazy (4 to 5 inches over about a 6-month span), so we just thought the “slimming down” was from his height gain. Continue reading

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