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Tips for Parents: Back to School with Diabetes

You might remember Naomi from Perth, Australia from her blog post earlier this year. Today we’ve invited her back to talk about what’s top of mind for many of you: back to school! Naomi’s five-year-old son, Xavier, lives with T1D. And while the timing of the school semester and specific policies might vary from

9 Tips For Celebrating Halloween With Diabetes

Between trick-or-treating, parties, and festivals, Halloween can one big sugar rush, but it doesn’t have to be. Your child with diabetes can enjoy Halloween treats in moderation, but keep in mind there’s more to October 31 than sweets. Here are 9 tips for celebrating the spooky holiday without sending glucose levels soaring. 1. Plan

Managing Diabetes In School: From Pre-School To College

Starting a new school year often involves gathering school supplies and picking out a first-day-of-school outfit, but for parents of children with diabetes, there’s a lot more to it than that. Whether your child has had diabetes for years, is beginning a new school with diabetes, or you’re balancing school and diabetes for the

Transitioning Diabetes Care From D-Parent To Child

Willa is a bubbly pre-teen who loves to dance and easily makes new friends. She was also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes four years ago, just after her 8th birthday. As Willa transitions from a child to a pre-teen, she’s going to take on more life responsibilities, including caring for her diabetes management. Willa’s