5 Stories on Teenagehood and Type 1
In this compilation, we share the best Insulin Nation stories on handling diabetes while growing up.
It’s tricky during your child’s teenage years to strike the right balance between parenting and letting go. This is especially true when the teenager in your life has Type 1 diabetes.
Endocrinologists have come to understand that the teenage years are a critical period for a young person with Type 1 to establish good daily diabetes self-care. This means that it’s critical to give teens the space to make their own choices, and mistakes, in their blood sugar management. Any parent of a teenager will tell you, however, that allowing teens to make their own decisions can be a cringeworthy experience. It’s hard to know when to step in and when to let things play out during your teen’s day-to-day diabetes management.
Here are five different perspectives on teenagehood with Type 1 diabetes, from parents of teens with Type 1 and the teens themselves.
A guide for older teens with Type 1 on establishing healthy boundaries with parents.
A family chooses not to track their teen’s every blood sugar reading.
Teens may have a leg up on adults when it comes to new diabetes technology.
What happens when a teen boy gets put into the wrong age group at diabetes summer camp?
That special moment in a teen’s life when he’s not allowed to eat what his friends eat at a party.
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