Michael Lanctot - Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Last October in 2016, Caroline was diagnosed with type 1 juvenile diabetes, a diagnosis that sends most parents into fear and confusion, for good reason. But Mike and Jodi aren’t most parents, of course. “We were being offered counseling for managing this new piece” of her complicated care, Mike recalls, “It’s not funny but we both said, ‘Nah, we’re all right with this.’” They laugh about the fact that juvenile diabetes was not going to drag them or Caroline down. They were just going to throw a few more shots, medications, devices, special diets, high and low blood sugar levels “on top of this mix we have now. We’ve gotten used to it this past year and can eyeball her to know what’s going on, if her sugar levels are up or down,” Mike says.