Diabetes Parenting Week at Life of a Diabetic | Guest Post

Christ Stocker who writes The Life of a Diabetic, held a special guest blogger week featuring parents of children with diabetes. Included in the line-up are:

Bennet Dunlap of YDMV who speaks about the FDA

Wendy Rose of Candy Hearts Blog who shares a story about diabetes intuition

Scott Benner of Arden’s Day who discusses how kids need to be kids

and myself with how we handled the transition from summer days at home, to structured school days these past couple of weeks.

Hop on over to Chris’ part of the interweb and take a peek at what they all had to say.

Thanks, Chris for another opportunity to guest post. It’s always an honor.

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Caleb’s Take on #Diabetes at School

A week from today my kids head back to school. Summer always seems to go by far too quickly and this year is no exception. In recent years I felt like summer was cut even shorter with the time I spent getting forms, schedules and plans ready for Caleb’s care at school. This year I’ve been able to rely heavily on the groundwork that’s been laid in the past and the benefit of meeting with key school personnel back in May before the school year ended. Although I’m still getting some ducks aligned this week, it’s with a little less anxiety than other years. The fact that Caleb is older and more experienced plays a huge role as well.

Caleb and I had the opportunity to Discuss Diabetes with Laura from Sanofi. She wanted to know how we plan for school and what Caleb’s days are like managing diabetes while there. I invite you to read Caleb’s first hand perspective at Sanofi Diabetes’ Discuss Diabetes blog. My interview can also be found there, although if you only have time for one, I’d go with Caleb’s.

To all those kids who are heading back to school or to the many who have already started, equipped with sharp pencils, new notebooks and plenty of carbs, you have my best wishes for a productive, fun and safe school year!