Reclaim your Rise Podcast

Navigating the Early Days of your Child’s Diagnosis: Beyond Carb Counting and Insulin Dosing with Abby Cooper

April 13, 2023

Today’s episode with Abby Cooper our Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Coaching Specialist at Risely, is dedicated exclusively to parents and caregivers of children with T1D! 

At Risely, Abby helps individuals and parents of T1D kids navigate diabetes so that they can feel more confident and have more peace of mind with the numbers, food, hormones, and all of the factors that often feel very overwhelming.

Abby and her family live just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. In 2019, Abby's son, Shay was diagnosed with T1D at the age of seven. 

In this episode, Abby shares her experience with… 

  • The early days of her son's diagnosis 
  • The journey of parenting two adopted children with disabilities
  • The nagging guilt that some primary caregivers have of feeling like they're not doing “enough” for their child
  • The number one mistake Abby and her husband made in the first year post-diagnosis that created unnecessary tension in their marriage.
  • Tips for getting in-laws and grandparents more comfortable taking care of T1D children on their own 

This episode covers more of the emotional, relationship, and self-care aspects of diabetes and having a type one in your family that you likely don't have the space to dive into with your current healthcare team. 

We are now enrolling for our Spring 2023 Decide and Conquer Group Coaching Program. If you are ready to transform your relationship with diabetes, learn more about the DCB and apply HERE.  

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Disclaimer: Nothing you hear on the Reclaim your Rise podcast should be a substitute for personalized professional medical advice. Please always consult your physician or other medical professional before making any changes to your diet, insulin dosages, or healthcare plan. 

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