Living Positively: D-Mom Of 4 Children With Type 1 Diabetes

Living Positively: D-Mom Of 4 Children With Type 1 Diabetes | The LOOP Blog

Posted by Sara Tilleskjor On September 24, 2015 In Lifestyle

On the surface, Elissa Renouf looks like your typical mother of five beautiful, happy, healthy, well-loved children, four boys and one girl, ages 13 to 21. Digging further, you’ll learn their family’s life is a little more complicated than others – four children with type 1 diabetes (two with celiac disease), and one child with epilepsy and suspected brain tumor. Even with the constant on going management of the health issues they’ve been handed, they’ve never lost determination to live as positive as possible. Contains 6 Q&As
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Insulin Pump, Testing and Hypo Advice

Insulin Pump, Testing

Insulin pumps, needles, testing and hypos are part of everyday life for people with diabetes. There are so many tips and hints available for this vital part of managing diabetes that it can be overwhelming, confusing and contradictory. Here, Elissa Renouf offers some of her top tips for testing and managing hypos, as well as her opinions on insulin pumps versus needles. Contains 17 Q&As
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Parenting – What’s Best For Your Child and What’s Best For You

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Helping your child to manage their diabetes can be exhausting and is often overwhelming. That’s why it’s essential for parents of children with diabetes to take care of themselves and to put into place coping mechanisms that work for them. Here, Elissa Renouf offers advice and shares some of her own experiences of how she, as a mother of four children with Type 1 diabetes, keeps calm and stays strong. Contains 23 Q&As

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Children Transitioning Into Control

Children

As a parent, it’s natural to want to take full control over managing your child’s diabetes. As they grow older, though, taking control of their own health is an important step for children towards independence and longterm sustainable health. As the mother of four children with Type 1 Diabetes, Elissa Renouf has plenty of experience in this area. Here, she tackles some of the issues that often arise with children transitioning into control and offers some helpful firsthand tips.

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School

School

Helping your child manage their diabetes while at school can be an extremely challenging, stressful and anxious experience. Nobody wants to entrust their child’s health with a stranger, but it’s not possible to be there for every moment of every school day. Elissa Renouf tackles some of the issues experienced by parents and offers helpful tips and hints for managing diabetes at school.

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Burning Out

Burning Out

Effectively managing diabetes is a full-time job. Often, people grow tired of keeping on top of everything they need to to properly manage their health and burn out as a result. This can be detrimental to their wellbeing and is important to try and avoid. Here, Elissa Renouf offers advice and passes on some of her own techniques to avoid burning out.

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