After the initial shock of a diabetes diagnosis wears off, your family will begin adjusting to life with diabetes. With a little planning and preparation, you can resume all of your normal day-to-day activities, such as exercising or going out to eat.

Diabetes should not keep your child from achieving her highest goals. There are Olympic athletes, professional football players, congressmen, actors and rock stars who live with diabetes. We can help you prepare for all the new “firsts” and get ready to manage your child’s care with ease.

Away from Home

Diabetes should not prevent your child from enjoying family vacations, slumber parties, or trips to Grandma’s house.


Everyone who cares for your child – from babysitters to adult relatives – should be trained on the basics of diabetes care and what to do in an emergency.

Managing Stress and Diabetes

Series on Stress and Diabetes for Families.