Diabetes Mellitus is a term often used to describe Type 1 diabetes or even diabetes in general. As we became exposed to the condition, the different names and types of diabetes was an initial source of confusion. Let us give you a little history lesson on the origin of the word and hopefully it will [...]
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I hadn’t thought much about unconditional love until earlier this week. It had never come up, never been forced upon me, never required that I prove it. I had, possibly like most parents, simply taken it for granted.
As a parent of a child with Type 1 diabetes, hypoglycemia is where all your worst fears reside.
Insulin, and the organ that produces it – the pancreas – will remind you how amazing the human body is.
Mr. Hirsch’s personal journey was a comfort as I read his book flying to join my newly diagnosed son in the hospital.
If you hate shots, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, for those with Type 1 diabetes, taking shots is a major part of life. As a parent, the requirement that you poke and stick your child with needles is certainly one of the most difficult adjustments you’ll need to make. People with Type 1 diabetes have three [...]
How do you explain to your child why and how they got Type 1 diabetes? It is one of the most difficult conversations you’ll have. And it will be one that comes up again and again. Why people contract Type 1 diabetes is still a mystery. Scientists agree that it is partly due to some [...]
More and more people around the world are becoming familiar with diabetes. But if you were to ask “Type 1 or Type 2?” you’d typically get blank stares. The most common form of diabetes globally is termed Type 2 diabetes. Almost 90% of all diabetes cases in the US are Type 2, and in Thailand, [...]