Reflections on the Journey

How to Handle Fear in Managing Your Child’s T1D

When my son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age five, I thought the greatest fear in managing my child's T1D would be injecting him with insulin. I would soon discover there were far greater fears awaiting me as his caregiver. “What if his blood sugar drops precipitously low while I’m sleeping?”  “What if I can’t control his ketones and blood sugars when he has a stomach...

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How to Build Our Faith in Times of Suffering

I’ve been thinking a lot about the condition of my faith in times of suffering. Pandemics that demand we shelter at home can make one do that. While I may still nod affirmatively that I trust God is in control and I’m committed to following him, I can also be tempted to move aggressively outward or dangerously inward during challenging times. Both of these responses to trials—getting angry or...

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After Diagnosis: Letting Go of The Way We Were

I was no stranger to T1D when my son was diagnosed with the disease at age five. My sister has been living with T1D since she was sixteen years old, and my brother died as he was being diagnosed with the disease when he was just eight years old. I was born eighteen months after my brother’s death as the replacement for the child my parents had lost. I was born on the shadow side of grief,...

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Passing Storms

Storms are a part of life. In most every season we will experience sunshine, soft rain showers and frightening thunderstorms all in the same day. The temptation is to see only the thunderstorm.

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