Juvenile Diabetes

About Alyson Cheatham

My name is Alyson Cheatham, I am a mother to four wonderful children, Ashleigh (7) and Carter (5), and Natasha (2), and James (2-months-old).  I decided to start this blog after my son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on November 20, 2013.  We found out about our son’s diagnosis the hard way, he was admitted into the Intensive Care Unit through the Emergency Room after being diagnosed in severe Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), and we were in the hospital for 5 days.  After his diagnosis in our first days home I looked for support on blogs and online and found the majority that were out there were for older ages.  My son was diagnosed at 17 months old, and I find there are definite struggles that are connected to this age specifically.  My hope is that with this blog, parents struggling with the same issues will feel they have a place to come and share, whether it be to vent, or to gain insight regarding all things associated with the life changing disease that is called Diabetes.  I am hopeful that through this blog, we can come together and encourage one another to push harder, love stronger, and muddle through together in an effort to provide wonderful lives for our diabetic children.


4 thoughts on “About Alyson Cheatham”

  1. Hi Alyson. I didn’t find any kind of email for you…so I’m just leaving this message here. I was wondering if you could email ME when you have minute. My name is Amy. I’m basically you, but in UT and I have a 20 month old daughter. I hate online diabetes forums and all the online “support” I’ve come across, but I came across your blog and it hits SO close to home and you make me feel less awful than all those other people do. So. If you wouldn’t mind a pen pal, please email me when you can and if you want to. Amy.

    1. Hi Amy,

      I absolutely will email you. I’m sorry that you are not feeling supported. I would love to connect and be pen pals. We can sail through this together, I am grateful that you reached out!

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