Hi all.

Just wanted to introduce myself a bit. I have 2 beautiful boys and a wonderful husband. My oldest, Holden, is 16. And my youngest, Riley, is 5.

Riley was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in October '05 when he was 3. He started on an Animas insulin pump in March of '06.

It's taken me a while,but I think I've finally gotten over the initial shock and overwhelming grief that comes from being the parent of a child with D.

I'm not sure how much I'll post here, so I wanted to direct you to my regular blog, My Son Has Diabetes ( I started it 6 weeks after Riley was diagnosed and have written in it regularly ever since.

If you are a parent of a kid with D please let me know, I'd love to add you as a friend.


You can find other members who are parents with diabetic kids in the “Children with Diabetes” section of the Forum:


Hey Penny - I’ve already said welcome. But I’ll go ahead and say it again. :slight_smile: