Joan Grindell's daughter Aleah was 10 when Aleah diagnosed herself with type 1 diabetes. Two days in the hospital and then right after they get home they follow through on their plans to throw a sweet-16 party for Aleah's sister. Joan shares how she finally stopped crying about it all and has to text Aleah while we talk because Aleah has come home from school with low blood sugar.
dMom Erin Wentzell sits down with John Fitzpatrick from ShugaTrak to about her eight-year-old son Ryan, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes right after he turned three. You'll hear about how she and her husband figured out Ryan's unusual low blood sugar symptom, about how they introduce Ryan's classmates to diabetes each year, and about Erin's work with newly diagnosed families as Outreach Manager for JDRF's Greater Connecticut and Western Massachusetts chapter.