With life so hectic, it is easy to get lost in the Dia-day. I can boast a 19 year marriage and can honestly say that our vows were challenged like a show elephant on a skinny tightrope these past five, near six years. A strong core marriage makes for a better life in a TID home. Share the load and keep the love flame […].
10 Tips for Teenagers to Live Well With Type 1 Diabetes
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Printed resources, support groups, and online forums can provide useful information and support at an often-stressful time of life. The National Diabetes Education Program has put together a number of materials to ease the transition from pediatric to adult care for teens with diabetes. This downloadable workbook offers students and young adults with disabilities the opportunity to think about whether, when, and how to disclose a disability. Rather than tell them what to do, the workbook offers information and poses questions to help readers explore their personal attitudes and needs, as well as their options to disclose — or not — in various settings. This is a growing network of support and interaction for young adults on college and university campuses. If not, suggest that one be started! This online support network sponsored by the JDRF has numerous groups for young people with Type 1 diabetes, teens, college students, and young adults, as well as a group for parents of teens.
Resources for Parents, Teens, and Young Adults
Diabetes affects every age, but this is a site especially made for those of us with teen diabetes!! I am a young adult with teen diabetes also known as Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes. I like to call it teen diabetes because it sounds like it's more about us!
Counting carbohydrates, or carbs—keeping track of the carbs in all your meals, snacks, and drinks—can help you match your activity level and medicines to the food you eat. Many people with diabetes count carbs to make managing blood sugar easier, which can also help them:. You may also take additional insulin if your blood sugar is higher than your target when eating. Salad dressing, yogurt, bread, spaghetti sauce. Sugars are added to many foods during processing, and added sugars mean added carbs.