“Diabetes doesn’t just affect me – it affects my whole family. When I was diagnosed, everyone was diagnosed. It’s a multiple person battle.”- Carmel
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When my niece Carmel was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes three years ago at the age of 14, I felt sad and helpless. As a diabetes educator, I wanted to support her and her family but I didn’t know how. I finally realized that the best way to do that was to continue to see Carmel for who she is – a sweet person whom I love very much – and know that diabetes is just one small part of her. However, diabetes is a huge part of Carmel’s day to day life, and her family’s life, too! I sat down and talked with Carmel and her mom Gina to find out more about their diabetes journey to share with you as part of my Do MORE with Diabetes series.
Here are the resources we mentioned on the show:
- Beyond Type 1 website
- #LiveBeyond campaign
- CalorieKing website
- Information about Continuous Glucose Monitoring
- Pebble Watch
- Information about Carbohydrate Counting
- Information about Insulin Pumps
Produced by Team Podcast
Music by Dave Birk