So it came to my attention recently that siblings have a difficult time after their brother or sister gets diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. All the attention for the siblings not living with diabetes disappears, as the family rallies around the child living with diabetes. Although, attention around being sick is not…… Continue reading Diabetes Impact: Brothers & Sisters
It’s that day again! I remember as a child how excited I was. And why shouldn’t I have been? The day brings such excitement to kids across the United States and such fear to some of their parents. All parents have a legitimate right to be worried, with obesity on the rise and diabetes reaching…… Continue reading Halloween Bummer: Fear or Scare!
36 years ago in the hospital, I had just turned six years old and was diagnosed that same day with Juvenile diabetes. The doctor was nice! After being diagnosed, I learned that I could die. I put up a good front in those days. It looked like I accepted the diagnosis and dealt with the…… Continue reading Change, Deceit & Diabetes
Growing up with diabetes was difficult, to say the least. In 1977, there was no support or guidance. Things have changed for the better but still lots of parents are unaware of what is available to them. A big part of creating a safe environment for your child at school requires constant communication between you…… Continue reading It's Time For School! (Children with Diabetes)
Halloween night is great!!! A client of mine discusses his experience. He got tons of candy and since he could no longer have it every day he was looking forward to it more than ever. In denial, he had made himself believe he would be able to keep it. It started like every other Halloween.…… Continue reading Halloween Past
Happy Birthday My D-child September 18th, 1977 Hi Eliot, I am writing you today because I want to wish you a Happy Birthday. Congratulations on turning six years old! You are such a big kid now. There are a few things that I would like to say to you on your journey forward. I am…… Continue reading Child With Diabetes Letter
I had given this a lot of thought, and I would say parents of children with diabetes inspire me to work harder. I have watched many parents of children living with diabetes in my private practice struggle and never give up. The fight to raise a child is demanding. Raising a diabetic child is filled…… Continue reading Admiring Our Differences