Tag Archives: Diagnosis Diary

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“Something Just Isn’t Right”: Reflections on Our Daughter’s Type 1 Diagnosis

Though we have adapted to life with diabetes, I will never forget how scary that experience was. It’s not something you ever want to go through as a parent. I so wish that Cassidy’s type 1 had been picked up sooner. Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Jessica Miller

Diabetes is a disease that affects the whole family, especially when a child is diagnosed. Parents of children diagnosed with diabetes face overwhelming, and sometimes frightening, questions such as: How can I strike the balance between caring and hovering? Will she ever be able to eat sweets again? How will I ever be able to let him go out on his own? Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Phyllis Roberts

All week long, we will present stories from parents of children with diabetes, illustrating the emotions, challenges and successes each family faced upon diagnosis. “I never wanted Amy to think her diabetes would stop her from doing anything she desired to do,” Phyllis says of her daughter, who is now a happy and healthy adult. Read their story! Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Emily Nebben

Name: Emily Nebben, mother of Carter, age 16, diagnosed at age 15 Location: Victoria, Minn. The summer of 2011 will forever be etched in our family’s memory. We began noticing changes in our 15-year-old son, Carter, in April. He seemed … Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Jennifer Holdgreve

Name: Jennifer Holdgreve, mother of Allison, age 8, diagnosed at age 6 Location: Centreville, Md. Allison was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on May 1, 2011. We remember it like it was yesterday, but at the same time, it now … Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Michael Eddy

All week long, we’re featuring stories from parents of children with type 1 diabetes, describing how their families have adapted to life with diabetes. _________________________________________________________ Name: Michael Eddy, father of William, age 4, diagnosed at age 3 Location: Phoenix, Ariz. … Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Geraldine Schafer

Name: Geraldine Schaefer, mother of Laura, age 19, diagnosed at age 14 Location: Paso Robles, Calif. Sometimes difficult life events roll over us without previous warning. Sometimes the hints are subtle before you find yourself caught by them. I consider … Continue reading

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