I guess I should start with - I don't have diabetes. What I *do* have are many friends with diabetes (all but one is Type I) and friends with young children who have diabetes.
Not long ago, I started thinking about, "how can I help?" I donate to all my friends who do the walk, and I often help them specifically when they talk about the worries of having a child with diabetes, or the unique challenges that presents. Doesn't really seem like much in the grand scheme of things!
So, I've decided to take things up a notch! I'm writing a book to help parents with small kids (2-6 years old) get through that first year. My goal is to help the parents and kids develop the positive attitudes and healthy habits that'll keep these kids around for a long time. I intend for part of the proceeds to go to the JDRF if I can get it published! (I think there's a market ;) )
I'd love to hear any tips, tricks, or even humor that you'd be willing to share about having, or being, a kid with diabetes. Or, if you are willing to chat about your experiences, I'd love to do that too!