Episode 3 - My Family of 3, All Living with T1D—featuring T1D Mom Laura Dunn

In honor of Mother’s Day, our T1D Supermom Laura Dunn is sharing her story about being diagnosed with type 1 herself at age 4, meeting her husband who also has T1D, to then having a son diagnosed with type 1 diabetes too. From helping her son through screening, to diagnosis, to now managing type 1 diabetes, along with soccer, tee-ball and more, Laura shares what she's learned from her diabetes family.

In honor of Mother’s Day, our T1D Supermom Laura Dunn is sharing her story about being diagnosed with type 1 herself at age 4, meeting her husband who also has T1D, and now having a son diagnosed with type 1 diabetes too. From helping her son through screening, to diagnosis, to now managing type 1 diabetes, along with soccer, tee-ball and more, Laura shares what she's learned from her diabetes family. 

Questions we’ll cover in this episode 
  • What’s it like to be a mom living with type 1? What’s it like to have a child living with type 1?
  • What lessons did you learn as a kid with type 1 that affect how you do things with your kid?
  • How did you meet your husband who also has diabetes?
  • What were your initial thoughts on screening for T1D? Why did you ultimately decide to get your son tested? What was the process like?
  • What were your emotions when you found out he tested positive for the antibodies? Were you glad to have the info? 
  • What was it like when your son was diagnosed with T1D?
  • What would you tell other parents who are considering getting their kids screened for T1D? What happens if a child tests positive for the antibodies? Is there anything the family can do?
  • How do you find a balance with your son between good control and not having to be perfect?
Information on T1D screening: type1tested.com


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Episode 3 - My Family of 3, All Living with T1D—featuring T1D Mom Laura Dunn
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