Carb DM provides exactly the forum that was missing for us—a structured forum for education and connection centered around the well-being of the Type I Diabetic family. I can say with absolute certainty that I learn more from parents of children with diabetes than from all the research and reading I do. And my daughter blossomed when she learned that she wasn’t alone in managing this disease. Introducing her to other Type I diabetics has been a gift to all of us. I have attended several of the networking meetings and each one has brought me new perspective on several of the issues I juggle on a daily basis, as well as new friendships and numbers to call when our supply shipment doesn’t arrive, or we need a weekend babysitter. Lectures and discussions centered on school, summer camps, family involvement, new technologies, and ceding control of daily health management to my child have enriched my approach and alleviated some of my battle fatigue. This is a life-long disease, and I feel renewed to meet tomorrow’s challenges, whatever they may be.
I just want to take a moment to thank you for the wonderful work you are doing with Carb DM. My oldest child is Type 1 dxd 1989, yes before pumps and in diapers!. I just sent him the info on beer and basals, I think it is a great resource.