A shout out to Moira McCarthy and her latest book Raising Teens With Diabetes: A Parent’s Survival Guide. If you don’t know who Moira is….you need to find out! She is a d-mama, JDRF advocate, writer, blogger, and the list goes on and on. I didn’t “meet” Moira until the 2012 World Diabetes Day Postcard exchange connected us. Cyber mom that I am, I quickly checked her out on Facebook and messaged her. That was a great day! I can’t believe it has only been 6 months since that first contact….I feel like I have known her forever! She is my go-to gal for anything teen parenting related. She is my touchstone….
As I read the book, I found myself nodding my head, saying “yes, exactly” over and over again. Her common sense approach to parenting a teen with Type 1 diabetes is so much more than a diabetes book. Having been a high school teacher, long before becoming a parent, and parenting a teen before my T1 kiddo got there, I can honestly say that her style works for teens in general. I don’t want to be a spoiler so I won’t say more….buy the book!
And while you are waiting for it to come, check out Moira’s blog Despite Diabetes. You won’t be disappointed.
Moira McCarthy, you are ‘wicked awesome”!