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Diabetic parents

For moms and dads with diabetes. Sharing stories of how to talk to your children about diabetes, what happens when your blood sugar gets low or high? Share stories about how you eat with your kids, how what you eat influences what they eat?

Members: 151
Latest Activity: Feb 12

Diabetes Forum

the fears

Started by Diabetic Dad. Last reply by Diabetic Dad Feb 12. 2 Replies

High blood sugar

Started by amy mercer. Last reply by Diabetic Dad Jul 29, 2014. 2 Replies

Mommy don't hurt yourself!

Started by Jamie Williams. Last reply by shoshana27 Jul 28, 2014. 1 Reply

Introducing cow's milk

Started by J. Davis Harte. Last reply by Melanie E. Sep 3, 2013. 2 Replies

Underweight toddler

Started by Sam Iam Oct 8, 2012. 0 Replies

Have You Considered Adoption?

Started by Traci. Last reply by A. Kelsey Metcalf Nov 10, 2010. 2 Replies

Talking to kids about diabetes

Started by Megzway. Last reply by Stephanie Aug 31, 2010. 3 Replies

"I'm Just Lying On The Floor...."

Started by Terrie. Last reply by Linda G Aug 29, 2010. 5 Replies

What do they tell YOU about it???

Started by Stuart. Last reply by kas77 Jun 10, 2010. 5 Replies

How do I explain?

Started by Juliet. Last reply by mother4peace - Christine Feb 23, 2010. 8 Replies

f---ing low blood sugar!

Started by amy mercer. Last reply by Stuart Dec 6, 2009. 3 Replies

Exciting News!!

Started by Traci Dec 1, 2009. 0 Replies

Calling All Parents!

Started by Traci Oct 6, 2009. 0 Replies

What Do You Think of This?

Started by Traci. Last reply by Stuart Sep 21, 2009. 4 Replies

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Comment by shoshana27 on July 28, 2014 at 1:49pm

hi everyone, i,ve had t1 for 77 years since i was not yet 3 & have 3 children & 5 grand kids
enjoy your life

Comment by terralynn on October 5, 2012 at 8:00am
Hello everone! My name is Terra. I am mother of 2 and I have Type II. I lost my mom at age 12 to Type I due to kidney failure. Lets just say she did not take care of herself, thus lost the battle.
Medicine has come a LONG way since 1985. I want to watch my children grow up , graduate, get married, have babies and enjoy every minute of this with them. Everything happens for a reaso, and I can either let this disease define me or take control of it and be happy and healthy.

I have emotional issues, I will not lie. Although, I hope to find friendship and support to ease the pain and be encouraged and inspired by others!
Comment by Lisa L. on August 22, 2011 at 9:04pm
Hi everyone, I'm Lisa. From MN, living in Argentina with my husband, 3-1/2 year old, two Pugs and TTC #2 soon. It's my 10 year anniversary with diabetes this October. I'm looking forward to getting this group more active!!
Comment by Rosie Maher on April 9, 2011 at 12:22pm
LOL! Hi, Linda! :D

To add who I am:

HI GUYS! I'm Rosie, a currently-30-year-old (my 31st birthday is the 21st of April) that has an 11yo daughter (Em) and a wonderful husband. We live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and have six rabbits and two cats. So, in my eyes, I have NINE KIDS! :D
Comment by Linda G on April 9, 2011 at 11:15am
Heh Rosie....hello-o-o-o :)
Comment by Linda G on November 14, 2010 at 6:34pm
Buckets of best wishes then!!
Comment by Linda G on November 14, 2010 at 2:33pm
Awesome!!! Truly very happy for you both!!! But what do they think is causing the problem then??
Comment by Linda G on November 14, 2010 at 10:29am
They called you today??? And???
Comment by Linda G on November 13, 2010 at 7:33am
Eric....if it was diabetes, I would think they would call you right hopefully no news is good news.
Comment by on November 12, 2010 at 2:36pm
Hey, my Tu Diabetes girlfriend has Type 1 diabetes, so I just started a campaign called 'Run To Stop Diabetes'. Visit for more info on the campaign & let me know what you think!! We're running the 2011 ING NYC Marathon to raise money & awareness for diabetes.

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Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


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Marie B (has type 1)

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David (has type 2)


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