I've just signed up to take training through the JDRF to become a mentor to new families diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
"Families diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes." Doesn't that sound funny? There's only one person diagnosed. But a diabetes diagnoses truly affects the entire family, as we found out in 2007, and as we're still learning.
I know I haven't been dealing with this disease in my own family for a very long time compared to so many others. But I am looking forward to the mentoring training, and to helping anyone else in this situation in any way I can.