Something wicked this way comes! And its name is Halloween. As much as I enjoy the costumes and the candlelit parties, this holiday constitutes a true nightmare for those of us whose health is severely — and immediately — impacted by consuming sugary treats. For parents of diabetic kids, it’s especially rough, since you can’t deny them everything. How to achieve moderation without making your T1 children miserable? I have no idea. So I turned…Read more »
Michelle Page Alswager is a long-time diabetes advocate, whose mission has taken on new meaning since the sudden and tragic passing of her son, Jesse, in February of this year at only 13. Michelle is a former Executive Director for the Western Wisconsin chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, but continues to volunteer and participate in their Ride to Cure Diabetes, as well as working with the group Triabetes, a triathlon club for PWDs. …Read more »
Last week I offered to “open the kimono” by answering pretty much anything (within reason) that readers cared to ask. Looks like in response, I got a couple of “nuts & bolts” questions on day-to-day D-stuff, along with one call for my perspective on the Big Picture. That one will take some soul-searching, so let me start with the easy stuff:
Reader Q) As a fellow OmniPodder, how do you manage scar tissue? I rotate…Read more »
How do you explain to a young child with diabetes why her parents are hurting her with finger pricks and insulin injections every day? Hollywood producer Rocky Lang is one dad who struggled with that dilemma. In 2001, his ten-year-old daughter, Nikki, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She handled her diagnosis remarkably well. But then a short time later, Lara, his ex-wife’s daughter from her new marriage, was diagnosed with diabetes at only 18…Read more »
Were you a child with diabetes? Or do you have one? If so, or even if you happen to be an adult effected by type 1 diabetes, it’s worth looking into the great advocacy work done by JDRF’s Children’s Congress.
I wrote about this effort once before, but felt it was a good time to re-visit the topic given that applications to participate in the 2011 Congress are due by 5 p.m. EDT on Monday,…