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Not Sweating the Small Stuff as a Parent of a Child with Type 1 Diabetes in the Year 2010

Posted by Natalie on December 30, 2009 - Comments (6) - Category: Personal Experience
It's time for that old familiar drill, listing our New Year's Resolutions: Clean the storage room, lose ten pounds, write the book, spend more time with family and friends, spend less time with family and friends, and lower our kids HbA1c's by ten percent. Read More »
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My Sister, One Summer Day

Posted by Naomi Kolok on December 7, 2009 - Comments (6) - Category: A Sibling Story
Here's a short school paper Naomi wrote about her younger sister Johanna. Naomi doesn't have type 1 diabetes, but as we all know her life is greatly affected by her sister's disease. Read More »
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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Posted by Jeff on November 12, 2009 - Comments (5) - Category: Personal Experience
Most of us in the D world know that November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Many companies, advocates, websites, blogs and organizations in the diabetes community have done a tremendous job of getting the word out. But is the general population aware of this campaign? Read More »
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The Pink Ribbon Just Got Personal

Posted by Natalie on October 29, 2009 - Comments (3) - Category: Personal Experience
Many of us have had family, friends, co-workers and neighbors support our efforts to find a cure for type 1 by walking, cycling, running, or donating toward a cause like JDRF's Walk To Cure. And odds are more than one of those supporters will be diagnosed with breast cancer someday. So, the next time you see a pink ribbon, make a donation, put on your walking shoes or mount a bike...because we know what the support means. Read More »
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Those Villainous Bubbles

Posted by Jeff on October 21, 2009 - Comments (10) - Category: Medical
Before type 1 diabetes crashed your child’s life party, I’d guess bubbles didn’t give you much, if any reason to get agitated, frustrated, and despondent or on occasion, cause you to consider hari-kari a viable “out”.

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The Things I Find In My Child's Pump Pack

Posted by Natalie on September 18, 2009 - Comments (4) - Category: Personal Experience
I couldn't help but chuckle to myself when I unzipped JoJo's pump pack, pulled out her pump and found a rubber fish named "Bubbles" stuck to the window of the pump. Read More »
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It's Football Season: Here's Why Jay Cutler's Our Guy

Posted by Jeff on September 11, 2009 - Comments (1) - Category: Fun Stuff
The 2009 NFL season is officially upon us. For those of us in the Type 1 World, there is one very good reason to watch the NFL this year, and in particular Jay Cutler, quarterback for the Chicago Bears. Read More »
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No Added Sugar: Growing Up with Type 1 Diabetes

Posted by Natalie on August 19, 2009 - Comments (1) - Category: Book review
I recently read and enjoyed this book written by 13 year old Fibi Ward. Fibi does a wonderful job addressing many of the questions a teenager would think and feel in the days and weeks after the diagnosis. Read More »
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My Top Ten List of Things a Parent of a Child with Type 1 Diabetes Hates to Hear

Posted by Jeff on August 17, 2009 - Comments (95) - Category: Personal Experience
There are some things that a parent of a child with Type 1 Diabetes hates to hear. Here are my top ten. Read More »
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Back to School

Posted by Natalie on August 14, 2009 - Comments (4) - Category: School
The first day of school is right around the corner. As I rustle through the back-to-school newspaper inserts I can't help but think how secondary all this stuff seems. With type 1 diabetes, so much more has to be done before my kids set foot on school property. Read More »
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Jeff and Natalie KolokI’m Natalie.  I’m a mom of three kids, two with type 1 diabetes. As you know, parenting children with type 1 diabetes is a journey of long nights, lots of work, and seldom much support. There’s not much I can do about your long nights, but I hope our website and blogs offer you some support. I look forward to blogging with you.

Hey, I’m Jeff. Blogging about diabetes? Dunno. Original thought and complete sentences instead of grunts and “yups”? Uh-oh. Well, Nat says I have to, so here’s my foray into the diabetes blogosphere…with no GPS or compass.

 

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