Info for parents of kids & teens living with T1D
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Back to school with type 1 diabetes
Whether your child is going to school for the first time, they’re attending a new school, or they’re heading back somewhere familiar, you probably have lots of questions about how the school staff and your family can best work together to help manage your child’s type 1 diabetes. Our first ‘Let’s Talk T1D’ session for […]
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA): signs, causes and treatment
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious complication of type 1 diabetes. It’s the result of very high blood sugar and low insulin levels, which causes ketones to build up in the blood. Left untreated, DKA can be life threatening. Learn more about the early signs of DKA, its causes, how to help prevent it, and […]
Sharing food decisions with your child who lives with T1D
As your child gets older and becomes more independent, it’s completely normal for them to want to be able to make more and more choices in life, whether that be what they wear, the music they listen to, or the foods they eat. And that’s the same for every child, no matter their type 1 […]
Your growing teen, an increasing appetite, and type 1 diabetes
Being a parent of a teenager means bigger kids, bigger sleep-ins – and bigger grocery bills. Growing bodies need fuel, and teens are renowned for their increased appetites. It’s just a part of life for families with an adolescent! But if your teen lives with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and you find them gazing into […]
When your teen is dishonest about their diabetes care
Teens who live with T1D can sometimes be dishonest about their numbers or their boluses – and they know how to manipulate their blood glucose monitors, too. But they don’t do it to be bad. They do it to try to protect you. They don’t want you to worry. Read on to learn how to […]