Back to school time (almost)! Stacey talks to Crystal Jackson, with the American Diabetes Association's Safe at School program. She has information on legal rights, common challenges and advice on forming a partnership with your child's school. You'll also hear from a mom whose child with diabetes attends a charter school. Stacey shares ideas for setting goals that make sense at the elementary school level.
Moira McCarthy is the author of Raising Teens With Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents. She speaks frankly about the challenges she and her daughter faced, after years of being a "model" diabetes family. This episode also features an adult with type 1 who looks back at her self-described rebellious teen years. Plus, what I learned recently about talking to my ten year old that I hope will help in the "challenging" teen years to come:
The Nightscout Project is an open-source DIY project that lets users see blood sugar numbers from a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) on a smartphone, computer, tablet or Pebble watch. It came on the scene in 2013 and continues to grow at astonishing speed. Stacey speaks to Kate Farnsworth, a Pebble watchface designer for the group and James Wedding, president of the Nightscout Foundation. This episode recorded at the Children With Diabetes Friends For Life conference.
16 years ago, Laura Billetdeaux logged onto a diabetes chat room and asked if anyone wanted to meet up with her family during their vacation in Florida. That action sparked what would eventually become Friends For Life, the largest diabetes family conference in the world. Stacey talks to Laura about what happens at the annual gathering and what it continues to mean to her family. In Community Connection, advice from a mom who couldn't find the kind of support group she wanted for her toddler son, so she created it herself.