The Holidays and Type 1 Diabetes

Links to all our fall and winter holiday-related articles, all in one place.

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Advice From Experts and Parents

Halloween With Type 1 Diabetes (Article Index)

Thanksgiving Do's and Dont's

Parents’ Favorite Holiday T1D Tips

Holiday Sweets and Treats

Newly Diagnosed: How to Answer Questions From Family

Talking to Relatives About Type 1 Diabetes

Moms Reveal: “What I'm Thankful For”

Holiday Travel With Type 1 Diabetes

Printable Holiday Travel Packing Checklist

Ways to Give Back

Eat Healthier at the Mall

Guilt-Free Tips for Telling Kids “No”



Healthy Holiday Treat Recipes

Valentine's Day Treats

Valentine's Day Snacks


Blog: Real Moms Talk Type 1

Over the River and Through the Woods ...

Thanksgiving and Other Feasts

Thanksgiving Gatherings

Type 1 Gifts: Given and Received

How We're Simplifying the Holidays

A Holiday Shopping List With Diabetes in Mind

A Diabetes Carol

Christmas Memories

A Diabetes Christmas

Grown-up Entertaining, Diabetes-Style

‘Tis the Season for Colds and Flu


People in the Know Q&A

Classroom Parties

Sibling’s Letter to Santa

Candy Season

Holiday Traditions vs. Stress

Public Blood Sugar Checks



Looking for more? The Holiday issue of the Lilly and Disney magazine for families with type 1 diabetes -- packed with tips and ideas for Halloween, Thanksgiving and the winter holidays -- is now available. Click here for more info. Ask your diabetes healthcare provider for a free copy!



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.