A Little Bit About Me
I come from a gorgeous little island in the Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico. I was raised there with my three sisters in a single-family home, where my mom was our sole-caretaker. I currently live in Massachusetts with my husband, our two children, and our little Dachshund.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and a Master’s Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling.
Before moving to the US Mainland, I worked for three years as a Special Education Teacher in Puerto Rico in a Special Education School. I gave classes and worked with students of all types of disabilities (medical and behavioral).
After I finished my Master’s degree, I moved to the US Mainland, and worked for two years as a In-Home Therapist, providing behavioral plans, and therapy treatment to children and their families who were dealing with mild to extreme behavioral issues.
I am currently a Disability Claims Examiner for Social Security Administration (yeah, I read boring medical records ALL. DAY. LONG!). My current job in SSA entails in me approving and denying disability claims all day (for adults and children).
What to Expect from me
As a mom of a child with Type 1 Diabetes, my goal for this blog is to provide some mom advice on how to manage a child who has Type 1 Diabetes, and also provide some parenting advice for self-care.
I am not a medical provider, such as a doctor or a nurse. Always, always follow your child’s Pediatrician’s and Endocrinologist’s advice in regards to diabetes management for your child.
The advice provided on my blog is what I have learned and experienced on my day-to-day activities as being a mom/parent to a child with Type 1 Diabetes.
Always consult with your health care provider before changing your child’’s diabetes care regimen. If you are dealing with a mental health condition, such as depression and/or anxiety, please talk to your Primary Care Provider for a referral to a mental health clinician.
Hope that you find my site useful, and my hope is to assist you in embarking this journey together.