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Welcome to season 2 of the DiabeteSpeaks podcast! This is the first of a two-part interview with an entire family—both parents are medical professionals, and their two daughters have type 1 diabetes, and their son has Crohn’s disease.They share the many challenges they faced with a toddler with T1D, and how the family's support for each other helped them cope with the emotional aspects of life with chronic conditions. “When you get that first A1C, it feels like a report card as a parent, and you can feel like a failure. And you can’t beat yourself up for that. You just have to try your best. Every time Maddie lost a tooth, or every time she would go through a growth spurt, it would just throw her blood sugars all over the place. And trying to manage them was so difficult.You have to take it day by day.”