We're a bit nervous leaving the kids, but it's really important to make sure Marinda and I have time alone together to keep our relationship solid. So whenever we line up a babysitter we make sure she is extremely comfortable and capable with diabetes treatment.
We've had amazing babysitters. Mature young ladies who also have type 1 diabetes. They've been lifesavers. Where do we find such qualified individuals? By volunteering at the local chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)! We invariably meet lots of people who share our same passion to find a cure and are well aware of our medical issues.
Helping to find a fix for diabetes in the long term has also helped us take care of some of the problems with diabetes in the short term