Hearing the words “Your child has Type 1 diabetes” is terrifying and overwhelming. You have so much too learn in a short amount of time. You wonder how on earth you will be able to do everything you need to do to keep your child safe and healthy. I assure you that you will learn…and you will make mistakes….and some days will be good and some days will be bad. Don’t be afraid to ask for help…from your local community, from your doctors, and yes, from the DOC. We are here to share what we’ve learned. And we are often up in the middle of the night when you need us most.
Here are links to some of my past posts that may be the most helpful right after diagnosis:
What I Wish I Knew A Year Ago Lots of advice, tips, and links to help.
Trick or Treat? Halloween and T1DM Yes, your child can still have candy! Great carb chart for most popular candies is attached to this post.
The Great Sleepover Debate Sleepovers don’t have to end when a child develops Type 1 diabetes.