I've been meaning to write about this for a long time, and after this last week when my two diabetic children (type 1) attended Camp Sioux, up near Park River, North Dakota, I felt the strong need to start this segment of the blog to devote to our tales of dealing with diabetes in our children.
My fourteen-year-old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was two, in August 2001. Our soon-to-be seven-year-old daughter was diagnosed in November 2009 when she was three.
Neither my wife nor myself have diabetes.
Neither my wife nor myself went to school to learn about diabetes.
What I'm sharing in this segment is what we've learned in our many years of caring for our children. Take what is said only as a guideline. Make sure to get the opinion of a doctor and/or trained diabetes educator if you are unsure of how to care for your child or if you suspect they have diabetes.