Parents of Children with Diabetes

DA Members as Resources Andrea Yinger
Andrea is the mother of a type 1 child, and is passionate about public health and advocating for those with type 1 diabetes. Scott Benner
Scott has been a stay-at-home dad for twelve years and a type 1 care-giver for six. His blog, Arden’s Day, is written from Arden’s perspective. Scott’s writing is direct, informative and transparent. In 2012, Scott launched ‘Arden’s Day Gives’, a non-profit aimed at alleviating the financial burden of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors for children in need. His book from Spry Publishing about being a stay-at-home dad will be on the shelves in the spring of 2013.

Berks T1D Connection Denise Pasko
A place where Berks County PA T1D families can come for support, information and education!  A “CLOSED” FB group – Feel free to request  to be added to the group. Jen Aragon
The personal thoughts and reflections of a parent raising a child with type 1 diabetes while advocating for those with diabetes and spreading awareness. Tim Brand
Tim has 2 daughters that have Juvenile Diabetes. They were diagnosed at 3 and 3 1/2 years old. Bridget Winter
Bridget writes about parenting a child with type 1 diabetes. Wendy K Rose
Candyhearts shares the experiences of a mother whose oldest daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2005 and celiac disease in 2008. Jeff Hitchcock
Children with Diabetes promotes understanding of the care and treatment of diabetes, especially in children. Christina Roth
The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to empower and improve the lives of students living with Type 1 diabetes through peer support and access to information and resources. Leighann Calentine
The D-Mom blog is a website for parents raising children with type 1 diabetes. Leighann talks about counting carbs, carrying juice boxes, and is always on call. Moira McCarthy
Moira McCarthy’s daughter Lauren Stanford was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the start of her kindergarten year. Flash forward almost 15 years. Lauren is a college student in Washington DC (500 miles away!), living a full and active life. Moira, still a newspaper columnist. Barbra Wagstaff is a website aimed at Canadian families living with type 1 diabetes.  It has grown since its beginning more than ten years ago to help all people living with diabetes. Written by a mother, an advocate and a parent of a child with diabetes, the blog has become a more personal spin-off looking at life raising a child with type 1 Diabetes. – grand parents Jay Rosenfeld
Grand parents can be proactive and play a meaningful role in a family’s response to T1D. Elisabeth Bourdeau
A series of  webisodes titled Diabetes Squared: Raising Two Kids with Type 1 Diabetes , which documents how our family lives with diabetes times 2. Thomas Karlya
Thomas is Vice President of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, and is commonly known throughout the diabetes community as Diabetes Dad. He writes a monthly column which appears at Erin M. Akers
Diabulimia Helpline is a non-proft organization devoted to the support, education, and advocacy of diabulimics and their families. DBH is working to help diabetics with eating disorders find hope and recovery through their 24 hour hotline (425) 985-3635, three online support groups, an insurance specialist, regional workshops, and a direct line to the best treatment programs in the U.S.. Kelley Dunlap
A resource for young adults with Type 1 Diabetes (and members of their support networks!) interested in learning how to drink responsibly. Mila Ferrer
Jaime, mi dulce guerrero, is a type 1 diabetes blog written in Spanish. It was created to share Mila and Jaime’s experiences and provide support to the Spanish-speaking community. Alexis Newell
Gluten/Corn/Dairy/Wheat/Soy free mama of two amazing super-heroes, Wife to my better half, JDRF Outreach Mentor Chair, Diabetes advocate and so much more. These are the stories, vents and ramblings of our daily with life living with Type 1 Diabetes Meri Schuhmacher
Meri is mom to 4 boys, 3 who have Type 1 Diabetes. Muddling her way through with humor and hope, she wishes every family to know they are not alone. Stacy Anthon
A Journey in Learning to Live and Love with a Type 1 Child! Heather Brand
Heather shares her experiences raising 2 children with type 1 diabetes. Hallie Addington
While not a doctor, a parent plays the role of one in real life! This site shares the perspective of a wife, a mother, a teacher… and a daughter’s pancreas!  The Princess and the Pump is the story of a family as they LIVE and LOVE with type 1 diabetes. Lorraine Sisto
Nine year old Caleb and his mother, Lorraine, share stories of how type 1 diabetes has impacted their lives over the past five years. They write about what they have learned, how they try to increase awareness and what keeps them inspired to never let diabetes get in the way.

voice of a d – mom Katrina Huckabay
My daughter Aly was diagnosed with Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes when she was a mere 2 1/2 years old. This battle will never end for her as there is no cure for Type 1 Diabetes but we WILL do our BEST every second of every day to give her the best life she can have. This blog is here as a journal for myself and hopefully it also helps other individuals dealing with diabetes also. Bennet Dunlap
Your Diabetes May Vary is about a family living with type 1 diabetes. Families juggle insulin, food,  and activity and use all kinds of medical technology to try to manage diabetes. Living with type 1 diabetes is more than managing. Living with diabetes is making it second and pursuing life’s dreams. Dream big.