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Arden's Day Blog

Arden's Day is a type I diabetes care giver blog written by author Scott Benner. Scott has been a stay-at-home dad since 2000, he is the author of the award winning parenting memoir, 'Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal'. Arden's Day is an honest and transparent look at life with diabetes - since 2007.

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My Speaking Engagement

Scott Benner


I spoke today to Arden’s classmates. They were wondering why Arden leaves class so often.  The children were a fantastic audience and they enjoyed learning more about Arden.  Arden showed the class her pump and I explained a little about sugar in a person’s blood and how insulin releases it.  


At the end of the day we all just wanted Arden’s classmates to be comfortable and I think what we did today went a long way toward that goal.  Hopefully, as the years go on and as more kids learn about type I Arden and her pump will be as normal as recess. 



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What a nice story, Scott!!!  I'm glad the kids were so receptive to what you had to say, and so understanding of Arden and her diabetes.  I agree with everything you said--it's best to speak with the kids early on, so Arden's diabetes will seem "normal" to them as they move through school.  Also, I think it's good that you went in and talked to the class at this time of year, because Halloween is coming, and maybe now the kids will be on board with brainstorming some ideas to make the class Halloween party a bit more diabetes-friendly, with healthy snacks and whatnot, so Arden can participate along with the other kids.
Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 08:41 PM
Hi Emily!
Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 08:11 AM
How is everything over there? We haven't had any updates in quite a while so I just wanted to say hello and that I hope you post something soon, but I do know how busy everything gets once school starts! Hope you have a great New Yeat!!
Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 12:31 AM