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  1. “We Used Mini-Doses of Glucagon Because of a Stomach Virus.”

    A patient advocate with two daughters with T1D discusses how glucagon kept a daughter out of ER. -Amy Ohmer/Natsweetsisters When it comes to taking care of children with type 1 diabetes who are sick, it can be challenging to know when you need to head to the emergency room and when you can stay home. […]

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  1. Lean in to the Panic of a Child’s T1D Diagnosis

    A father learns that taking action to help the diabetes community was the best remedy for him to overcome the initial helplessness of his daughter’s diagnosis. The moment you get the news, the only word you hear is diabetes. Every parent of a child with T1D has had that moment. The word echoes and everything […]

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  2. A Child with T1D Gives Back at an Early Age

    A mother of a boy with type 1 diabetes is stunned by an altruistic gesture. My son, Miles, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was six years old. After we adapted to this new reality, I knew I wanted to do more to help the diabetes community. I was a long-distance runner and decided […]

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  3. How to Make Blood Glucose Management More Routine

    A parent mentor for a pediatric diabetes clinic shares what works for her and her family.    Incorporating a new medical routine into your daily life takes conscious work. I found this out firsthand when I started taking (non-diabetes) medication daily several years ago. I struggled to remember to routinely take the medicine, and once […]

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  1. GluAnna is Back…with a Baby…and Some Tips!

    Planning for a pregnancy with type 1 diabetes and enduring all the blood, sweat, and tears (literally) is something I expected and dealt with, plus all the continuous demands of managing type 1. There are dozens of blogs and stories online and social media groups and pages dedicated to planning a pregnancy, even specifically breastfeeding […]

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  2. A Cry for Help: When Diabetes Strikes, Friends Turn to GluMom

      “My step-sister’s six-year-old daughter was just diagnosed with diabetes (literally diagnosed last night and is in MGH PICU). Although my family is familiar with diabetes I know that you are a wealth of CURRENT information! Any advice, articles, or websites that I can give to her would be so helpful! Thank you!” “I have […]

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  3. The Eternal Optimist: Seeing Diabetes through a New Lens

    Laughter in the lunch line. Running in the halls. Hugs all around. This is the essence of Friends for Life, the annual family-centric conference hosted by Children with Diabetes (CWD) every summer in Orlando, Florida. One cannot attend Friends for Life without feeling the powerful embrace of others who live just like you. The colored […]

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  4. Setting Sail: When Diabetes Blows Opportunity Your Way

    Life with type 1 diabetes has many challenges. The pokes, the tears, the carb counting, the prescriptions and supplies, the insurance hassles, the worrying—I could go on and on! Any parent of a child with T1D would gladly live without it all. But once in a while, diabetes gives us something back—something we may not […]

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  5. Diabetes Educators: Your Allies in T1D Management

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    You probably met with a diabetes educator when you (or your child) were first diagnosed, learning what you needed to know about type 1 diabetes and how to live well with this brand new condition. Your educator may have worked with you to develop a daily diabetes management plan, teaching you about taking insulin and […]

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