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Ivana Kukec

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Zagreb Diabetic Society secretary of many years standing. A mother of a “grownup” child with diabetes. A person who understands the functioning of nonprofit organisations the best. ZDS’s good spirit who sees the best in everyone.


Memories of a Mom - 4. Events leading to a mother's findings that her child has diabetes.

Ivana Kukec
16 min read
A fateful day

Today, my big nineteen-year-old son went to the sea with his girlfriend on a huge motorbike. I didn't say anything, I just waved with a smile "Goodluck!", Which doesn't mean that the already scratched plate isn't spinning through my head for the million and first time...

Ivana Kukec
8 min read
Hungry, thirsty, hungry, thirsty

Memories of a Mom - part2. We were with all three kids on vacation at the cottage.  A few days earlier, Marko celebrated his 7th birthday with a lot of children, with games prepared for him by his older sisters aged 17 and 20...

Ivana Kukec
11 min read
Diabetes is for the elderly, isn’t it?

Memories of a mum, part 3.  On the last day of the vacation we went to the grandmother in the village.  We arrived in the evening and were supposed to sleep there.

Ivana Kukec
9 min read
New life

 I hung up, slumped in my chair, and began to cry.  My husband looked at me with tears in his eyes in astonishment, realizing that something was very bad as soon as I cried and waited for me to tell him.  What should I tell him?  What about the child?

Ivana Kukec
10 min read
First day of school

A mom recalls her son's first day of school as if it was yesterday... All the feelings she felt, her son felt and how with the help of teachers everything was done successfully.

Ivana Kukec
15 min read
How God chose a mother for a little diabetic

A hart warming article about how a mother overcame the negative emotions about her child's diabetes and helped many other mothers not to drown in sadness, fear and mourning, followed by a beautiful "How God choose a mother" story.

Ivana Kukec
25 min read
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