We all know that teenager-hood with diabetes can be extremely challenging. Also for the parents, of course. And if your teen is anything like I was, the phrase, “You just don’t understand!” is regularly heard around the home. As a parent, you probably feel like your teen doesn’t understand either! That’s why Brad Lowder, a Northern California-based real estate agent with a strong background in media and advertising, created 1SweetLife — an online community just…Read more »
Although we all either have our own D-dads or are a D-dad, many of us consider Jeff Hitchcock to be an honorary member of the family. Jeff is the founder of Childrenwithdiabetes.com, which has become a phenomenal resource for information and emotional support for families since its launch in 1995. Jeff became a D-dad in 1989, when his daughter, Marissa, now 24 and recently married, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. He was inspired to…Read more »
Diabetes stress and struggles don’t just smack at the PWD (person with diabetes). The rest of the family is impacted, too.
That’s the message two well-known type 1s and diabetes advocates — Dr. Bill Polonsky of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute and Former Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson, who leads the Bringing Science Home program at University of South Florida Health (providing resources for patients and families affected by chronic diseases) — are pushing with a…
We’re now at the end of the fifth month of 2012, which is simply amazing — how quickly this year is going by! With the summer months arriving soon and bringing a lot of diabetes conference activity, we feel especially motivated to highlight all the great posts from this past month. So, in no particular order, here are some of our recent favorites from the Diabetes Online Community:
How can we not recognize Diabetes Blog…Read more »
We’re in the final days of May — National Mental Health Awareness Month — and earlier this month, I shared my own personal struggles in dealing with depression and diabetes. But that was through my lens as an adult with diabetes. What about children and adolescent PWDs?
We all know that being a teenager is no picnic, and adding diabetes to the mix can sometimes be a recipe for disaster. And depression.
Studies show that…