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Dual Diagnosis

Posted by Annie on March 17, 2011 - Comments (10) - Category: A Sibling Story
On July 20, 2009- my 9 year old son was diagnosed with cancer (acute lymphoblastic leukemia). 3 1/2 months later my other son (age 11) was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. 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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Three Glucose Test Strips A Day?

Posted by Jeff on February 22, 2010 - Comments (8) - Category: Personal Experience
Imagine this: You and your family live in a brownstone apartment in Brooklyn or a split-level ranch in Buffalo. It could be anywhere in the United States. Your child has just been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, but the local hospital lacks the necessary supplies and personnel to stabilize him or her. 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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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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