Type 1 Diabetes

That’s a big needle, learning to use Glucagon

Asking your son’s friend to learn how to use an emergency kit that could save his friends life was easy, given it was Joey’s best friend Alex.              The boys were going on Freshmen Retreat, and no one at the school is really trained in type 1 diabetes care.  So being that Alex… Continue reading That’s a big needle, learning to use Glucagon

Type 1 Diabetes

A new restaurant & sick kid (or poisoned, as he puts it.)

The kids are dropping like flies, Joey’s school has 60 kids out sick, including a couple of Joey’s  basketball teammates. Joe and I have been trying to get to this restaurant for over a year. One time I called and left a reservation request over their voicemail, which is what the instructions were. We were… Continue reading A new restaurant & sick kid (or poisoned, as he puts it.)

Type 1 Diabetes

Basketball, Football, Track, T1D, Coach

I’m always in awe when I read about athletes who have type 1 diabetes!  I’m in awe because it’s a full time job having type 1, add sports and your working double time! I belong to a group on Facebook called Proud Parents of Athletes With Type 1 Diabetes. It’s a great resource for parents of… Continue reading Basketball, Football, Track, T1D, Coach

Type 1 Diabetes

Parentships – Parents that make the Difference

What is the first thing that comes to mind when your kid asks if he can have friends spend the night?  My mind works like this: what do they have tomorrow, what food do we have/need, and how many kids, do we have enough pillows, blankets, and where will they all sleep?  And the answer… Continue reading Parentships – Parents that make the Difference