Every story matters. From the moment of diagnosis to the time you conquered the overnight basal rate to the moment when you realized that the CWD community has your back, every story in your diabetes life matters.
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I was misdiagnosed in 1997 with type 2 diabetes because of my age being in my 30’s. It took struggling for three years without insulin and numbers always in the 250’s to 350’s before I could get my doctor to get me an appointment with a endocrinologist to start insulin. She took one look at […]
I was the second in my family to be diagnosed with type 1. In the next couple of years, two of my brothers were also diagnosed. Four out of five living with type 1. In the past twenty five years, I have seen technology change, but also myself. I have completed three degrees, traveled the […]
October 25th, 2007 seemed like an ordinary fall day, but I will never forget it for the rest of my life. October was supposed to be a happy month for my family. My birthday was quickly approaching and my daughter’s favorite holiday, Halloween, was less than a week away. To add the excitement, I was […]
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 15 by my twin brother. Previous to that, I’d never even heard the word. But I know I’d lost about 30 pounds without explanation; was drinking a ton of water; falling asleep randomly; and using the restroom nonstop…something was up. It must have had to do with […]
Life with diabetes has not been easy, with crazy lows, scary highs, and some tough decisions all make up for some trying times. Nothing was more difficult for me though than when I lost my insurance. I had just started a new insulin pump and then was told that I would not be covered anymore […]
On January 19, 2016, Trace was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 18 months old. After weeks of exhibiting extreme thirst (which we attributed to teething), soaking through his diapers and vomiting, Trace became very lethargic and could barely move or hold his head up. After taking him to the pediatrician’s office, […]
Our family has gone through receiving a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes over and over and over and over – four times, to be exact. In 1997, our middle child was four when he was diagnosed. It was a shock since no one else in the family had ever had type 1. At that time, […]
My Diabetes Story you ask? Ok let’s do this! It’s been 21 years since I was diagnosed, so my diabetes is a full-fledged adult now! How is that even possible?! What is impossible is me forgetting my day of diagnosis. I went from the joy of celebrating my 11th birthday a few days earlier to […]
It’s fulfilling to look back on my life and think of how much I’ve done – how much I’ve gotten to experience and really glean out of this short time I have here. In 2016, I made my debut as an obstacle course competitor on the Netflix series Ultimate Beastmaster. After that, I started my […]
I was but two years old when I was diagnosed, in very different times. My identical twin brother is not a diabetic of any sort. At such an age it was not something to embrace and with very little to help it could be a fearful life. It was expected that I would both have […]