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.
From day one of our diagnosis Tamar was a saving angel, with prompt answers to our questions and proactive support on questions we should have asked. She guided us through the shock of discovery, the fear of treatment and installed in us a confidence in “seizing diabetes.”
Like a compass Tamar guides families from confused patients into a loving network of friends that together improve the treatment for our kids and support those who care and surround them.
The Carb DM model should be duplicated across the global community!