Mary Kate Cary, Patient Expert

Mary wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Diabetes.

Meet Mary Kate Cary

As a parent of a diabetic, Mary Kate Cary is active in fundraising for diabetic research. Mary Kate Cary is the parent of a child with type 1 diabetes, who was diagnosed in February 2001 at age 5. Since then, Mrs. Cary has become involved with the Ca...
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My Child Has Diabetes

What do you do when your child is diagnosed with diabetes? Mary Kate Cary shares her insight in to being the parent of a child with type 1 diabetes. Finding out your child has type 1 diabetes can be terrifying, and figuring out how to work diabetes c...
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Progress on the Pump!

Good news: we convinced our daughter to try the insulin pump. As you know from my previous blogs, we had brought the horse to water but were having trouble getting her to drink. I had tried every rational argument possible with her, and she was respo...
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Go Scott Verplank!

As part of my continuing effort to highlight sports heroes with Type I diabetes, meet Scott Verplank - professional golfer, father of three, and an athlete who is living well with Type I diabetes. Verplank is often on the road for weeks at a time, pl...
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Solving The Babysitter Dilemma

Once your child has been diagnosed with Type I diabetes, you probably feel like you’ll never be able to leave him with anyone outside of your immediate family. (Even then, maybe not - my mother politely declines to give shots because she’s so worried ...
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The Question Every Parent Asks

I met one of the world’s leading diabetes research scientists this week and asked him the question every parent of a child with diabetes has wanted an answer to: I’d much rather have diabetes myself than see my child have diabetes. Why can’t I donate ...
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I Don't Wanna

What To Do When Your Child Won’t Wear a Medic-Alert Bracelet ? Does your dog wear more ID than your child? Yet everyone knows that a Medic-Alert bracelet can save the life of a child with diabetes, especially one who has lost consciousness and cannot ...
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Adrenaline: Nature's Safety Net

Last winter we went on our first family ski vacation, and as the kids and I were learning to ski, we noticed that Annie’s numbers were very high. I thought perhaps it was the cold weather, and kept preparing myself for dramatic lows once she warmed u...
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