Your child has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. 

Now what?

The doctors have shared plenty of medical information with you. You learned how to handle low blood sugars, count carbohydrates, and give insulin. But, you're wondering what the next several years will look like: Will they play sports? What do they do when they go to college? Can they travel?

That's why I wrote The Type 1 Life. Get practical advice and insight from someone who has been through all of this and more. 

This book is a must read for parents of children that have been newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and for anyone with or without diabetes. Stories of what “real life” diabetes is like are what these parents need. This book covers that and more. I would love to have copies of this book in the office for all of my diabetes patients and their parents to read.
— Jeni Neighbors BSN, RN, CDE
Throughout this book for parents, Jessica provides insight into the potential struggles of growing up with diabetes and strategies to improve the lives of others starting this journey. One of the most compelling insights is when she notes, “One of the most important reasons for nurturing independence in your child is because they need to own this diagnosis. Diabetes does not own them. It does not define them. This is hard to teach your child, because Type 1 diabetes is a 24 hours a day, all-consuming condition.” As an independent business woman and wife, Jessica is living proof that having Type 1 diabetes does not alter one’s ability to succeed in life.
— Belinda Childs, APRN, BC-ADM, CDE