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PDK Recipe
Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Walnut

This is one of our family favorites. It's rich and creamy. The kids love sucking it up with a straw. More»

PDK Family
The Boissonneault-Chevrette Family

So many questions! What's the hardest thing to deal with and how do you handle it? More»

Introduction
Does anybody really "get it?"

Does anybody else really "get it?" As much as they’d like to, most people just don't "get" what it’s like to parent children with diabetes.... More»

PDK Blog
The Diagnosis

That moment is imprinted in my brain: the day, year, hour and minute of Johanna's diagnosis 9 years ago today. More»

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“My type 1 typically noncompliant freshmen can't find a good way to remember to do her levimer and almost as important to take zoloft. Any sytems or theories on what works and a laid back individual with a bouncing schedule.”

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From Diabetic Gourmet Magazine:

A1C: a test that measures a person's average blood glucose
level over the past 2 to 3 months. Hemoglobin  is the part
of a red blood cell that carries oxygen to the cells and
sometimes joins with the glucose in the bloodstream. Also
called hemoglobin A1C or glycosylated hemoglobin, the test
shows the amount of glucose that sticks to the red blood cell,
which is proportional to the amount of glucose in the blood.

Dawn Phenomenon: the early-morning (4 a.m. to 8 a.m.)
rise in blood glucose level.

Islets: groups of cells located in the pancreas that make
hormones that help the body break down and use food. For
example, alpha cells make glucagon and beta cells make
insulin. Also called islets of Langerhans.

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