Live Well

Teen Issues

Family Strain

Newly Diagnosed


Is your teen starting to act out when it comes to her diabetes? Are you trying to balance between keeping him safe and letting him grow?

As a parent, you know that your child is going to be the one who counts carbs and checks her blood and does his pump sites as he grows into an adult. But sometimes trying to guide that process goes less than smoothly, at least from a parent’s perspective.

I am here to help you and help your entire family make the transition.

My fee is $100 per meeting (1-2 hours). I advise meeting weekly after a recent diagnosis for 2-4 months, or more or less often as needed.


No one can live with either type of diabetes successfully all alone: we need as much support as possible. However, everyone needs support in different ways!

If you find yourself arguing with your spouse about what they are eating, or worrying they aren’t following their doctor’s plan, or feeling helpless when you see them repeatedly going low or never checking, you probably already know that there are problems in the family that are closely related to life with diabetes.

Diabetes is a personal and often silent disease that manifests itself in many different ways, and caring family members can see that every day. Any burden is lighter when you have help to share the weight: I can help you, your spouse, and your entire family work on the issues diabetes has brought and find some easy and comfortable ways to support each other.

My fee is $100 per meeting (1-2 hours). Depending on the individual situation, I advise meeting weekly or bi-weekly, or as needed.


If you or your child has been recently diagnosed with type one diabetes, you have a range of emotions and a fair amount of confusion. Feeling overwhelmed by the diagnosis is natural and appropriate—type one diabetes is an incredibly complex disease.

I can help you along the way as you learn how to LIVE with type one.

I can help you sort through the massive amount of information and your feelings of confusion. Together we can shrink the disease to a more manageable size.

You will need to discuss some of your questions with your doctor, but some of your questions (you will come to understand) are best answered when you incorporate the disease into simply living your life.

I can help you and your child figure out where you are, where you’re headed, and how to get to a place you are able to accept the disease and move toward a good, healthy space.

If you need help setting up your kitchen or a knowledgeable friend at the grocery store, I will be there. If you need support speaking with a soccer coach or school nurse, I will be there. If you just want to yell, scream, cry, and laugh all at once about this crazy disease with someone who truly understands, I will be there.

My fee is $100 per meeting (1-2 hours). I advise meeting weekly after a recent diagnosis for 2-4 months, or more or less often as needed. Phone, email and Skype meetings can work as well to fit into your schedule.

More Information

Complete my contact form to start a conversation about your needs as you and your family live with diabetes, or to request more information about Diabetes Outside programs.