Our Story

Hi, I’m Kris. I’d like to tell you a little about myself, and how we got here.

It began in 2004, when our 6 year old daughter was diagnosed. I still remember how scared we were at the hospital when the nurse brought in an orange for us to practice giving shots. My husband and I were both overwhelmed, but it didn’t take long for us to take control of the situation and learn all that we could about raising a type 1 child. We knew that this was the only path forward.

There are many lessons that I learned from our mistakes, medical advice, and just general experience. I became an expert on the subject and often coached relatives, teachers, and school nurse’s on the intricacies of managing t1d. I will share these lessons with y’all on this blog as time goes on, and in addition, we will all learn from each other as that is the highly successful approach of community-based support.

However, the story doesn’t end there. In 2018 my 15 year old son was diagnosed. 


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