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Finding out your child has type 1 diabetes can be terrifying, and figuring out how to work diabetes care management into your life can be downright overwhelming. If you are a two-parent family, sit down, cry a little, and then read this list together and divide up the tasks. Communication between parents as you approach the steep diabetes learning curve will be essential. Below you'll find a checklist for parents of newly diagnosed children with diabetes. If you are a single parent, don’t be overwhelmed! The tasks may seem a lot to handle, but as you build a routine it will become much easier. 1. First of all, don’t panic. Right now you probably feel overwhelmed, confused and scared for your child. That’s normal. But keep in mind that type 1 diabetes is not what it used to be. There are still many myths about diabetes because until insulin was discovered in the 1920s, it was a fatal disease. Now, it is a very manageable chronic disease. The medical establishment ha...
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Would you blame these two for their diabetes?
Doesn't it make you sad to think of good people blaming the two little girls in this picture for having diabetes, as if they could prevent it?
Well, the babies in the photo above are my sister and me as nine month old twins a decade before diabetes would hit us both. Hard. This past Easter marks my 21st year with diabetes and still the comments of a mostly ignorant public can leave me a bit off-kilter. Just the other day someone blamed me for my diabetes (at a restaurant). I had a few things to say to the lady. Unfortunately, it's a story that is anything but unusual. There are a lot of misconceptions out there and so much ignorance and confusion about type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It makes living with a chronic disease like diabetes all the more challenging.
Having diabetes takes its toll emotionally as well physiologically aspects of controlling the disease. As is stated in an article on Diabule...
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