I live in a bubble most of the time. I get along all right knowing what I know, living how I know how to live and plugging along day after day with my eyes right in front of me. It's deceptively comfortable having blinders up, dealing with things on my own. But sometimes, I desperately need a different viewpoint, to see what other people experience. Blogs are a perfect way to get that extra dose of perspective! There are so many amazing type 1 diabetes blogs out there, but here are three of my favorites.
There are many more awesome bloggers out there. Lots of the experiences that they write about mimic my own, but there are so many other stories that give me a completely new perspective. Several write about dealing with other grievous illnesses in addition to diabetes like celiac disease and hypoglycemic asthma. Others talk about things that I'll have to look forward to when Kaitlyn enters the challenging preteen and teenage years. They share stories about how they've dealt with hospital trips and technology news like insulin pump hacking.
Mostly… they share! What a gift! It's what we all need to get through this crazy thing called diabetes.
About the author: My name is Kim. My daughter Kaitlyn (the third of our five children) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just a few years after my nephew James was diagnosed with the same disease. I'm excited to pair up with my sister-in-law, Jen, to share our story with you!
Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring. Jen and Kim are real moms of kids with type 1 diabetes and have been compensated for their contributions to this site.
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