Hmmm! What is Acceptance? Do I accept that I have diabetes or am I living in denial? It’s a hard question to answer. If you were in denial by its definition, you wouldn’t know if you were. You only find out when you are out of it. Crazy right. Denial is the reverse of acceptance.…… Continue reading Finding Acceptance!
A few years back, a parent came to me in crisis. The parent’s fifteen-year-old daughter, Kristen, was struggling to care for herself, and didn’t seem to care. Kirsten was failing school, on the verge of being held back, not checking her blood sugar or taking her insulin consistently, and contemplating suicide. Kristen had Oppositional Defiant…… Continue reading Diabetes: Don't tell me what to do!
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)