Surprisingly type 1 diabetes does not only affect the child that has been diagnosed with it but also the parents and most importantly their siblings. Parents sometimes don’t realize how impactful type 1 diabetes is on their child’s siblings and they begin to leave sibling out. However, once diabetes is understood by all children and everyone in the family, helping out makes for a better way not to leave anyone out.
Watch as a number of families living with a child with type 1 diabetes describe how they handle the challenges that come with finding the new normal. It’s best to work on communication, listening, and finding a way to take of yourself along with your family so everyone is involved and not overwhelmed.