Type 1 Diabetes

No, he didn’t just say that, No he didn’t.

My husband Joe was irked at someone the other day because they said to him:  “at least Joey doesn’t have cancer.”  This statement might go down as the #1 worst thing,  (and most often said)  that you can say to a parent of a child with type 1 diabetes. We know that when someone says this, they… Continue reading No, he didn’t just say that, No he didn’t.

Type 1 Diabetes

Work VS. Stay At Home: with a Child With Type 1

I am on several forums with other parents of kids with type 1.  They provide so much support, we can openly talk/vent/rejoice about everything.  We don’t hold back, and we never judge.  One topic of conversation that comes up a lot  is about being a working mom and juggling the family, home, and the type 1 diabetes.… Continue reading Work VS. Stay At Home: with a Child With Type 1

Type 1 Diabetes

The Wisconsin 2013 Youth Ambassadors for the American Diabetes Association

Twelve year old Joey Balistrieri of New Berlin, and seven year old Cooper Wintheiser of Milwaukee,  have been chosen to represent the state of Wisconsin as the 2013 Youth Ambassador’s for the American Diabetes Association.  Joey and Cooper are related, Joey is Cooper’s uncle. Cooper was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in October, 2006, at… Continue reading The Wisconsin 2013 Youth Ambassadors for the American Diabetes Association