A dear friend just found out her 6-year-old niece was diagnosed Type 1 this week. I don’t have a lot of details, just know she’s still in the hospital. I let her know that tudiabetes.com is a great resource once they get the initial stuff figured out. Now I’m wondering: What are some of the most helpful things you learned at the very beginning, when you first started caring for your T1 child? I’m wondering about things a doctor might not think to mention – stuff that you learned only through experience.
Rest assured I don’t plan to start bombarding my friend or her brother with unsolicited advice or information – I’m mostly just wanting to educate myself so I can be better informed when I hear questions. Thanks!