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Having a child diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is very overwhelming. You are suddenly having to learn so many things just to keep your child healthy and alive.

I have been there and am here for you! You can do this! It just takes lots of learning, finding hope and support through a support group (There’s great ones online!), and learning to take things one day at a time until you find your “new normal.” There will be many tears along the way, unfortunately, as you grieve the loss of a “healthy” child, but a child with diabetes can do just about anything anyone else can do, just with a few precautions. Hang in there and know you’ve got this!

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Basics of Type 1 Diabetes:

Here’s some posts that go over some of the basics that you will need to know to care for a child with diabetes:

Low Blood Sugar, Hypoglycemia

Checking Ketones

Carb Counting, Feeding Your Child

Insulin Dosing: Carb Ratio

Insulin Dosing: Correction Factor

Sick Days

Insurance, Healthcare and Diabetes

Welcome to Parenting Diabetes, where parents of children with type 1 diabetes can find hope and peace and learn to care for their child with confidence.

Sylvia is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator. Two of her three children have Type 1 Diabetes.