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Camp & Comfort Zones

When our son Liam was diagnosed at the age of 7, the Certified Diabetes Educator who was training us in all things type 1 mentioned a sleep away camp for kids with t1d. I could not imagine that Liam would be ready for a week-long sleep away camp the following summer. I generated about 10 […]

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Too Many Variables…Swimming in Mustard

I have my cocky days. My days when I believe that if I can just be smart and prepared enough in managing Liam’s T1D everything will be fine. My “T1D is a manageable hassle” days. Then, I get blindsided by blood sugars that don’t make sense and keep not making sense for days. We had […]

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It’s Not That Bad

When we left the hospital after our son Liam was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, we swung by our local pharmacy to pick up the supplies that we now needed to keep him alive. We knew that the endocrinologist had placed several orders, but we had no idea what we were getting into until the […]

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Things I Wish I Had Known on T1D-Day

  Our son Liam was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes four years ago today. I’ve been thinking a lot about things I wish I had known on that very first day and the advice I would give my t1d-day self. He’s going to be O.K. He’s a smart, resilient kid. There will be days when […]

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We Can Do Hard Things

Our son Liam was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was seven years old. We knew that it was going to be important for him to remain active, both because of the positive health effects of exercise and because of the empowering effect of pushing himself physically. He was diagnosed on a Saturday morning. […]

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Rock Type 1 Website Launches!

Rock Type 1 is delighted to announce the launch of our website www.rocktype1.org…