Sunday, March 21, 2010

This is a first

I'll admit it, despite the fact that it may be quite obvious, I am a first time blogger and this is my first blog.

I'm doing this because of something very important that has happened to our family, to our son...

Jonathan was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, turned 4, and started school.... all in less that 3 weeks. A lot has happened in the 6 1/2 months since, and there is surely more to come.

I had seriously considered sitting down and writing a book at the end of the first year, and I still might, but when I really considered my motivations for doing so I realized that may not be the best medium for me. I came across some fellow T1 parents' blogs and thought I'd give this a whirl.

I am one of many thousands of parents of a diabetic child, and like all those others I have stories to share; perhaps just as much for me as for anyone else. Hopefully this does someone some good.


  1. Enjoy meeting all the wonderful people in the blog world, they are an amazing support!! I added you to my blog roll :)

  2. I'm sorry to hear about Jonathan's diagnostic. My son Tristan was diagnosed when he was 16 months old. He's now 6 years old. For us diabetes as been like a roller coaster ride. You can come visit us at:

    Also, Twitter is a great source of support. Lots of wonderful d-parents. :)

  3. I am new to blogging (and to diabetes) for that matter as well. Our son was diagnosed a month ago tomorrow. I have met so many wonderful, supportive people in the last month. I will never be grateful this disease struck our family, but I am so grateful for the connections we have made. I hope blogging is all that you need it to be. I have only written one a few days ago, but I all ready see the benefits. Thanks for reaching out and I am sorry about your son's diagnosis. As many of said to me lately, "welcome to the club no one wants to join."
    You can find my blog at

  4. Hello! Welcome to the blogger world!

    I have 4 boys, 3 of which are Type 1 Diabetics, diagnosed very young.

    Looking forward to getting to know you and your family! Jr. Is a cutie!


    My son Joe was diagnosed 3 1/2 years ago when he was 3years old. I just started blogging about a couple of months ago. I have seen a lot of benefit in it so far and have met so many amazing families.

    I'll add you to my blog roll.

    My blog is

  6. Welcome to the group! My son Jack was diagnosed two years ago, a couple months after he turned four. Our little guys do carry big burdens, as do we as their parents, but their is tremendous support out there in the diabetes online community. You've tapped into a terrific group of D moms and dads! I look forward to reading more of your blog.

    My blog is:

  7. Welcome to the blogging world . I am t1 and a mom to two sons one of which the oldest is 26 and he is also a t1 and was dxed at 6 yrs old . I hope you like it here and yeah it is very hard . welcome aboard .

  8. Hi and welcome to the blogging world! The people you'll meet here are incredible, I don't know what I would do without them.

    My daughter Elise was diagnosed a year and a half ago at the age of 12 months. You can find us at

    Looking forward to reading more about you and your family. Do you mind if I add you to my blog list?

  9. Welcome to the D-blog world !

    I'm a also a D-dad. Daughter Adele was diagnosed in 2002. Looking forward to hearing more of your story...

  10. Hi there, My name is Lora. My son Justin was dx'ed in Oct. 2008 when he was 7(he is now 9).
    Yep, the entry fee sucks, but the members are the best you'll ever "meet". Blogging has been such a great outlet. You will find more support here than you could ever imagine. I look forward to learning more about you guys soon.

    you can visit me at

  11. Side note about Mike he is also Canadian :) I love reading other Canadian blogs so I don't need math lol. If you don't know the Americans use a different measurement for their blood sugar numbers. All you need to do is divide the American blood sugar number by 18 and it will give you our blood sugar number :)

  12. Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement. It truly is a special community in the D world.