Supermoms and Diabetes

Ever wonder how a mom handles her child’s Diabetes diagnosis? Angela Allison author of 5 Children, Type 1 Diabetes, Coeliacs, Me and My Husband,offered to share some with us tips for moms who are new to Diabetes. Her own daughter, Claudia was diagnosed in May of 2008 with Type 1 Diabetes and Angela has been a supermom ever since.

Angela explained at first, a Diabetes diagnosis can be challenging and scary, but “as the days and weeks pass by, you will get into a routine and the initial panic moments will go.”  From lifestyle changes, hypos and hypers, no days off from the disease, and realizing that your child is no longer so care-free, the emotions can be overwhelming. Angela said she realized early on that she would have to take each day as it came as Type 1 is so unpredictable and there are so many influences that she had no control over.

Angela shared with us the most important tips a mom should keep in mind when mothering a Diabetic child:

1. Always make sure you have plenty of spare insulin, pens, BG meters etc. and keep some at home, in the car, at school and grandparents or anywhere you often visit. So on those occasions you have a blip it doesn’t matter.

2. Set yourself weekly realistic goals. E.g. read up on Insulin Pumps, find the best BG meter.

3. Talk to your husband or partner about how you feel and ask them how they feel. Do accept help from other people.

4. Speak openly to your child if they are of an age that they can understand. And if you have other children, always include them & make them feel involved.

5. Write down a list of questions before you have a meeting with your diabetes specialist team.

6. If you are unsure or are worried always ask for help.

7. If you feel you can’t manage speak to your Doctor.

8. Always laugh, no matter what, sleep can make any one unreasonable!!

All in all, a Diabetes diagnosis can be a terrifying realization. But with a little bit of planning, a positive attitude, and asking for help, your child’s diagnosis may become a bit more manageable.

About Barbara Goldstein

I am the Director of Corporate Communications for Neoteric Cosmetics, makers of Alpha Skin Care. Alpha Skin Care is passionate about making products with naturally powerful ingredients that really work. We want to help women make informed decisions about their skin care needs and the products they choose.
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6 Responses to Supermoms and Diabetes

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