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Raising A Child With Diabetes

Posted by Fabiana Couto on May 11, 2014 - Comments (1) - Category: A Guest Blog
We know it takes a lot of courage, persistence and faith, and we also know how diabetes can get overwhelming and leave you feeling helpless at times. That is why we we want to hear your voice and honor your journey! Happy Mother's Day! Read More »
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Only For A Moment

Posted by Natalie on September 4, 2012 - Comments (1) - Category: Personal Experience
After leaving JoJo at Camp Clara Barton and Nick at Camp Joslin , Jeff and I said good-bye as we headed off in different directions, he on his way to a fundraiser and me to our family’s cottage in Maine.

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Recap from the 2011 PDK Family Getaway Weekend

Posted by Natalie on September 29, 2011 - Comments (2) - Category: Personal Experience
Jeff and I were excited as we drove up to the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont on Friday September 9th 2011 for the PDK Family Getaway Weekend...

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Becoming Minimalist

Posted by Joshua on May 23, 2010 - Comments (4) - Category: Inspiration
Joshua and Kim are close friends of ours. Two years ago their family began a journey of simplifying their lives, or "becoming minimalist". For those unaffected by diabetes, life in the D world is difficult if not impossible to understand, and sometimes it hurts when people around you don't even try. Joshua and Kim don't understand, but they try. Sometimes trying makes all the difference in the world. Read More »
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"Type 1 and Type 2 are basically the same thing..., Right?"

Posted by Natalie on March 18, 2010 - Comments (8) - Category: Personal Experience
We have two nine year olds with Type 1. JoJo was diagnosed at four and Nick was 6. You would think that's plenty of time for extended family members to understand or even educate themselves. Years later that just isn't the case. But I have all of you--we're in this together. Read More »
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2 With Type 1

Posted by Kei on March 2, 2010 - Comments (4) - Category: A Sibling Story
From time to time we will be posting sibling stories. Here's one from the Kei Family. 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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Camp Joslin and Olivia’s Organics Campership Fund

Posted by Natalie on June 17, 2009 - Comments (0) - Category: Fun Stuff
Our kids have enjoyed going to both Camp Joslin as well as The Barton Center for Diabetes Education. Camp is about hands-on educational experiences mixed with lots of fun. 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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