Kristin Roth gives T1D Caregiver Support to parents of newly diagnosed type 1 diabetics. Her program, T1D Caregiver Kickstart, guides and supports parents who are struggling with their child’s diagnosis and wading through the fear, trying to figure it all out for themselves. 

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Kristin’s goal with T1D Caregiver Kickstart is to support parents (caregivers) of newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetic children bridge the gap from that diagnosis day to being a CONFIDENT caregiver.

Wins & Fails

Colleen’s Win: My last A1c was 5.4%! This makes two years with my A1c consistently staying at or below 5.9%.

Colleen’s Fail: There are still some days where my blood sugar will rise for seemingly no reason, especially in the morning. I know the morning rise is dawn phenomenon, and I’m still dialing in / guessing what to bolus before I unhook for the shower, since no matter what it always goes up, even if I’m riding the line at 88 or so. 

Hack of the Week

If you’re on a Tandem t:Slim pump and find that it doesn’t complete boluses or extended boluses, try giving the bolus with the pump placed away from your body. I keep my pump in my bra, and if it doesn’t finish a delivery, I will give the rest of the insulin with the pump on the desk or on my lap.

Question for You!

Do you need Caregiver Support? Do you know a parent of a newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic child who could use a coach like Kristin? Reach out to Kristin or send us an email, and we’ll get you in contact with her.

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