Let’s be real: when it comes to taking care of kids with diabetes, it can seem like a mom’s world. We know that dads love their kids just as much, but sometimes it can seem like moms are the only ones going to doctor’s appointments, picking up prescriptions, and negotiating 504 plans. Women also tend to be more comfortable talking about their emotions, so it’s no surprise that we have a huge community of D-mom…Read more »
By D’Mine Correspondent Wil Dubois
The photo is dark, but you can still see the sleeping child. She looks relaxed and peaceful, the hint of a smile on her sweet face. She is snuggling a stuffed animal. Maybe a bear. Maybe an elephant. On her wrist is a pink silicone bracelet with a glowing green screen.
The screen reads 109 mg/dL.
Another photo of the product shows a digital clock-style charging base with a Kindle-sized…
Our new correspondent Wil Dubois takes on another test strip-related issue here — one that could effect the future of health care coverage for PWDs all over the country…
by D’Mine Correspondent William “Lee” Dubois
Along with the mystery of how much wood a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood, is the mystery of how many test strips diabetic children need to stay safe. At least that’s what an obscure panel of…Read more »
Happy Halloween, my Friends. For those of you who love the dress-up and parties: Enjoy! For those of you who fear the treats, please see Leighann’s D-Mom wisdom from earlier this week.
I stumbled on this video, created last year by the crew at the non-profit charity iPump, which provides insulin pump systems to diabetic children in need. Their “commercial” at the end is a little jarring, but I guess that’s par for the course:…
Back to School seems to be coming earlier every year — although for me, psychologically, it will always be the Tuesday after Labor Day. Speaking of the psychological aspects of school life, I asked my D-correspondent extraordinaire Allison Blass to share her thoughts about being a kid with diabetes in the classroom: who do you tell about the Big D and how, and what’s a parent to do these days?
A Guest Post by Allison…Read more »