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Adam Green

I was diagnosed when I was six years old. It all came on as flu like symptoms and Type 1 Diabetes wasn’t as in the spot light as it is now. I was sent home to recover and obviously I didn’t. I was then rushed to the hospital when I dropped 20 pounds overnight.

I spent a little over a week in the hospital recovering and learning my new way of life. Shots, finger sticks, log books, the whole nine yards. When I got home and went back to school, it was an ordeal to say the least. I was the first child in my school system to have Diabetes, and we had to hold meetings with the entire staff about the situation.

Over the next several years, I was introduced to Camp Ho Mita Koda, where I learned there were a lot more people in my same situation, which helped me feel more at ease with myself. I have since been well within control of my disease, ranging from different insulin types over the years, to CGMs, insulin pens and whatnot.

I haven’t let it stop me though, I’ve lived all over the US in various states, traveled to multiple different countries for work and explored as much as possible.

I’ve since become a husband and father, and using my knowledge, helped my wife navigate the ins and outs of gestational diabetes twice.

Thriving with T1D
since 1991

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