Independent T1D Management – When Is It Time?

Independent T1D Management - When Is It Time?

Independent T1D management, when is it time? Wow! That is certainly a loaded question. I mean there are so many variables involved in deciding when your child is ready to take over their type 1 diabetes management. At what age was your child diagnosed? Our grandson was only 4-years-old at the time of his diagnosis … Read more

What Is A Diabetes Management Plan

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What is a diabetes management plan? Why do we need one? How do we manage our child’s diabetes when at school? Do type 1 and type 2 have different treatment plans? How do we treat highs? How do we treat lows? These are just a few of the questions that may arise when someone is … Read more

What is Type 1 Diabetes Treatment

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After a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes and you are told there is no cure, it becomes essential to learn what is type 1 diabetes treatment. Initially, when our grandson was diagnosed we were full of questions and our minds were clearly racing and we had no idea where this type 1 journey would lead … Read more

Teaching Kids Diabetes Management

Once diagnosed, it is important to understand when to begin Teaching Kids Diabetes Management because Type 1 Diabetes is a disease that will be with them for life. That means there are no breaks from it and no cure. For the rest of your life, you will be having to monitor and make adjustments for … Read more

Diabetes Products Overview

As you begin your journey of grand-parenting a Type 1 Diabetic grandchild there are several tools you will need to become familiar with. The purpose of this Diabetes Products Overview is to help you become familiar with the tools and products you will be several times a day. In Canada, we are fortunate to have … Read more

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

I must admit I found the topic of Diabetic Ketoacidosis to be the scariest. I believe the biggest reason for this was my lack of understanding. I know it is a very serious and life-threatening complication of Type 1 Diabetes but I was totally unaware of how to prevent it. I must say learning the … Read more

Why is Carb Counting Important for Type 1 Diabetes

With our grandson’s new diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes, we needed to fully understand Why is carb counting important for Type 1 Diabetes. It is common knowledge that we all need carbohydrates in our diet. They are the main source of our energy for doing the things we want to do. However, to a Type … Read more

Grand-parents and Type 1 Diabetes – What We Learned

I would like to invite you to follow us on our journey of discovery as we learn about grandparents and Type 1 Diabetes – what we learned is that through the scary and often confusing world of Type 1 Diabetes it isn’t so bad. With a few adjustments, life can resume pretty close to as … Read more