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Kim: Teaching Kaitlyn to Test

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Just like getting dressed, brushing her teeth and tying her shoes, testing her blood sugar is something that my daughter, who has type 1 diabetes, will need to get used to!

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Kim: "I Did It All by Myself!"

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Gaining independence with type 1 diabetes care is a very individualized process, but I have found that there are several major milestones to work toward.

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A Year-by-Year Guide to Type 1 Self-Care

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We asked certified diabetes educator Vandana Sheth, R.D., which tasks children may be able to take over for themselves at each age and stage of development.

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Giving Your Child More Freedom -- the Safe Way

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Parents of children with type 1 diabetes may have to go the extra mile to help their children cultivate a sense of independence, when so much is controlled by Mom and Dad.

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When Tweens Become Teens: Parental Guidance Suggested

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How can parents make sure their teens with type 1 diabetes stay safe while still giving them the space they need to grow? We consulted diabetes experts, teenagers, and parents on how to cope with some of the biggest issues facing teens today.

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