The diabetes stigma needs to change. Whether it’s Type 1 or Type 2, there is prejudice out there that stems from ignorance. The cure is awareness.
Nighttime hypoglycemia is a common fear among parents of children with diabetes. When blood sugar falls too low during the night, the consequences can be serious, even deadly. If you are terrified of hypoglycemia at night, you’re not alone.
What does a diabetes sick day look like? Often, it looks like the flu. Know the signs of diabetes. If your child has diabetes, any flu-like symptoms should be treated seriously.
Never let anyone tell you that diabetes and sport don’t mix. Team Novo Nordisk is the first professional cycling team to be comprised completely of cyclists living with Type 1 Diabetes. My son and I had the honour of watching them race in the Dubai Tour recently.
Recently it was book character day at my son’s school. This is an annual thing where all the kids get to dress as their favorite character from a book that they have read. My son chose Auggie Pullman from the book Wonder by RJ Palacio. I loved this book on so many levels because of its message of acceptance.