AskNadia: I Stopped Giving My Daughter Insulin and Was Reported to Children Services

Dear Nadia, Help!! My 10yr old daughter is a type 1 diabetic who was diagnosed at 2. This year she has suffered from severe hypoglycemic episodes to the point where I have stopped giving her insulin. The first time this happened in April, I begged the doctors to check everything…to see if there was some kind of hormonal imbalance that could be causing this. They

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In The Trenches With Diabetes Dad: Lisa Awards 2019, Powerhouses in Our Diabetes World and One Special Son

by diabetesdad Ten years are a long time. I just cannot believe that ten years have gone by that our sweet Lisa left this world. But she went out with a voice shouting from the mountaintops and it is in the memory of that voice that I keep the promise I gave to my Little Brother (honorary), Mark, that in honor of his wife I

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Diabetes Health Supports “No Child Should Die Alone”Compassion Can’t Wait

Photo courtesy of compassioncantwait.org Director Jon Macht, Director of Photography David E. West c 2018 There is nothing worse in life than when your child is having a health crisis, and you are a single working parent torn between making a living to maintain health insurance and caring for your sick child. I have been in this position, feeling tormented concerned with the unbearable pain

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In The Trenches With Diabetes Dad: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year..School Opens; of Course

Years ago there was a fabulous television commercial for Staples.  The Christmas song is playing (sing along with me), It’s the most wonnnnn-derrrrr-fullll tome of year…..” and of course the camera pulls back to revel parents gleefully shopping for back to school supplies while showing the kids’ dour faces. Click here for the commercial. That time of year…….School’s open…..kids go back…..great, right?  Well not really

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In the Trenches: Purr-fect Pals Puts Diabetes in Perspective

“Having Purr-fect Pals when my son was young would have been wonderful and helpful,” said Ellen Day after reading the book for the first time. The book she refers to is Purr-fect Pals: A Kid, A Cat & Diabetes. It’s a unique picture and activity book designed and written to offer comfort, education, and encouragement to children who are either newly diagnosed or have been

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Diabetes Health in The News: FDA Approves Dexcom’s Mobile G5

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Sep-2_-2015_-3_03_37-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to the audio recording of Diabetes Health in The News. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Dexcom G5, a Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, a first of its kind. What makes this  medical device unique? users will now have their glucose data sent directly to their smartphone or iOS-enabled device, eliminating the

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In The Diabetes Trenches: DKA SURVEY—State-by-State Breakdown as Promised

By Diabetes Dad As a follow-up to the survey I took in the diabetes community, I promised a state-by-state breakdown of some of the results.  If it helps when/if you meet with your state representative, feel free to use it, just be clear on how the data was acquired (that it is not completely scientific etc. etc.). Again as a reminder: LET’S BE VERY CLEAR FROM

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In The Trenches: Diabetes Dad DKA Missed Diagnosis

By Diabetes Dad RESULTS OF SURVEY TAKEN A FEW WEEKS AGO A few weeks ago I started a survey. The survey began as a project to obtain statistics regarding missed diagnosis of DKA while being diagnosed with diabetes. What I found out was both educational and alarming. Today I will share with you what I found out. LET’S BE VERY CLEAR FROM THE BEGINNING.  This was an

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Spare a Rose program raises funds for children with diabetes

The diabetes community is coming together again this year to raise funds to provide diabetes supplies for children in developing countries The Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign – centered around Valentine’s Day – supports the International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child program, which helps save the lives of children with type 1 diabetes for whom life-saving insulin is out of reach. “It

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