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Caregivers & Parents

For many people, being responsible for the care of someone with diabetes –be it a child, a parent, a relative, or a friend – can feel overwhelming at times. Every person with diabetes has their own unique story and their own care needs, and thanks to healthcare professionals, new therapies and technologies, and a multitude of resources, helping someone manage their diabetes to live a long, healthy, and happy life is absolutely possible.

But we know it isn’t easy to negotiate the day-to-day challenges, confusing options, and multiple uncertainties of helping a loved one handle the condition. At diaTribe, we strive to provide a diverse array of articles that offer advice, support, and encouragement to all those who are helping someone live well with diabetes.

Often, parenting children with diabetes can be frightening and lonely, and few understand this better than Jeff and Natalie Kolok. With two type 1 children of their own...
We tend to think of people with type 1 diabetes as kids, but in fact, over half of the 30,000 new cases of type 1 diabetes diagnosed each year are adults. And, because...
James Hirsch on the fear of all diabetes patients and their loved ones – nighttime hypoglycemia.
We recently attended the three-day JDRF Children's Congress in Washington DC (June 22-24, 2009). The goal of the 150 young delegates (ages 4-17 years, who all have type...
Dr. Jay Skyler weighs in on type 1 clinical trial design.
Ready, steady, camp!
Jeff Hitchcock and the inspired, inspiring Children With Diabetes organization.
From the moment her son was diagnosed with diabetes, Laura Billetdeaux was sharing her thoughts and taking advice on the website Children with Diabetes, a now-large...
A story of bigotry on a radio show.