June: The Baby Turns 1, Type 1 Turns Two

June's a big month in our household. My son Griffin will be one-year-old on June 29 and the second anniversary of Lily's type 1 diabetes diagnosis is June 9 -- also know as a diaversary in the T1D world. (Read my first diaversary post.) Just one year after Lily's onset of type 1, we welcomed … Continue reading June: The Baby Turns 1, Type 1 Turns Two

The Hardest Thing Lately

Someone recently asked me what the hardest thing about having a child with type 1 is, and I had to think. Is it the fact that I literally have not slept through the night since she was diagnosed almost two years ago? Is it the constant worry? The constant monitoring and calculating? I don't know. … Continue reading The Hardest Thing Lately

Six Things to Do Right Away When Your Child is Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes

If your toddler or older child has just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, this post is for you. I know there is an overwhelming amount of information coming at you right now. You're feeling like you aren't qualified to take on this role. Your heart is broken, you're exhausted, and you can't figure out … Continue reading Six Things to Do Right Away When Your Child is Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes

Acceptance. Finally, or Maybe Just for Now.

  When a parent is handed a lifelong diagnosis for their young child, such as type 1 diabetes, a long grieving process begins. It's incredibly hard to accept the new direction your lives will now take -- individually, and together. If you've never been through something like this, it's hard to understand, but you immediately … Continue reading Acceptance. Finally, or Maybe Just for Now.