I am a mom
I grew up in Norway
I live in Austin
I have a dog, named Scot
I love to cook
I play Roller Derby
I enjoy the beach
I like to travel
My family means the world to me!
I am working on a master degree in Health Education, with a minor in Education. I’ve truly enjoyed all the classes I’ve taken so far and should be graduating in May 2015. While seeking this degree I’ve volunteered multiple places, such as Capital Food bank and the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH). As a mom of a relatively newly diagnosed amazing girl with Type 1 Diabetes, I’ve taken an interest in JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). After volunteering in the office the previous year, this school year I’ve taken on assisting Austin JDRF with their Kids Walk Program. JDRF Kids Walk is a program held in elementary schools, educating students and staff about Type 1 Diabetes, and rallying the school to participate in their own Kids Walk. The Kids Walk at the schools are similar to the annual JDRF walk every fall where Type 1 families come together raising awareness and money for Type 1 research to find a cure. Although the Kids Walks at the schools are performed in a smaller scale, they are a vital part of the JDRF fundraising. However, personally I enjoy the privilege of helping out with this as a way to educate the public (though very young) about the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, warning signs, and how kids can help kids.
This blog will capture a mixture between what I learn in my current class -Educational Technology- and how it can be applied to teaching about Type 1 Diabetes.
Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns, or simply to connect with a Type 1 parent. I will be happy to share what resources I have on the topic, including various support groups, both with physical meet-ups and online communities. Email: Kn1114@txstate.edu