I am a mother, a wife, a CPA and a type 1 diabetes advocate, among other things. My son Caleb was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in January 2007 at the age of three. No one in either my or my husband’s families is known to have type 1 diabetes. We knew very little about it when Caleb was diagnosed. In the weeks following I felt very isolated.
Since Caleb was diagnosed, I have been fortunate to find the support that I need; I have found it online. I wish I had discovered it sooner than I did. I am often contacted by parents of children living with type 1 diabetes or diabetics themselves who find me through online vehicles like Twitter, YouTube or TuDiabetes. All too often I am contacted because someone is newly diagnosed and I am happy to reach out to them, to provide support and share our experiences.
I started this blog for those people. I find myself telling many of these stories over and over again. I have finally taken the time to articulate them properly. They are here for those referred to me or those that happen upon them.
Everyone who lives with diabetes has a different story to tell. I have read and heard many of them. Even though the stories and their details vary, there is a consistent theme to all of them. They are all relatable.
I share our experiences so that others do not feel isolated. Our decisions and approach related to Caleb’s care are ours and ours alone. I do not ever mean to imply that what we do is what anyone else should do. I merely share our experiences as a point of reference.
Thank you for taking the time to visit.
I wish you the best.
If you are wondering about the name of this blog, it comes from the first videos I made about Caleb’s life with diabetes. The opening screen of two of these videos displays the words “This is Caleb…”. Here is the first:
As noted above, I am not a medical professional in any capacity and nothing written by me is intended as medical advice or to replace the advice of your or child’s doctor.