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.
Do you have a story to share about your experiences with diabetes? We want to hear from you! Tell us your story using the form below and we'll consider it for inclusion in the CWD Stories section of our website.
From his mom, Lacy: Konnor was diagnosed right after we moved to a brand new town. May 5th, 2013 will forever be the day that changed our lives. He was four at the time. After we moved to the new state we started noticing signs. We thought he just had the flu at first. Yet […]
From her mom, Katie: Mairéad was diagnosed a month after her fourth birthday. Within a month of diagnosis she was doing her own blood glucose checks and within seven months of diagnosis she was doing her own insulin shots (with supervision). At just four years old, she was asked to speak at the Delaware JDRF […]
From his mom, Eileen: My son was diagnosed in May 2012 at 11 years old. In his journey he has had many ups and downs. He was in DKA seven times. He missed school and was sick a lot and still kept a positive attitude. He often taught others what type 1 diabetes was all […]
From her mom, Amanda: Fallon was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just a few months before her fifth birthday. She never went to school without having diabetes. Now, as a high school freshman, she is a starting player on the soccer team. Diabetes does not stop her from doing anything.
Receiving a CWD Journey Award is very important to me because it represents all of the obstacles I’ve had to overcome. It is an important reminder that, all though I’ve come this far, it is most rewarding to myself that I take care of myself to my highest ability; not only for me, but for […]
From his mom, Wendy: Luckily, my husband and I were home over the Christmas holiday and started to notice our 10 year old son was drinking more than normal. We watched him over the next couple of weeks and scheduled a doctor appointment after doing a finger stick at home. The doctor thought we might […]
From her mom, Danica: My daughter was diagnosed at age 11, but previously already had other autoimmune conditions that made it harder. After her one year anniversary, she went into a medical depression and needed care in a partial hospitalization program and therapy. Since that time, Estrella has gone on to be a face for […]
From her mom, Lakeitra: I’m doing this for my 15 year old daughter, Jalaeny. She was diagnosed at age five and has handled diabetes like a true warrior since day one. Everyday she amazes me at how resilient she is. Even when I can feel her frustration some days, she just keeps pushing.
From his mom, Kristi: My son Jaxon was diagnosed at six years old and has been such a warrior for the last 10 years. He is a top student in his grade, he plays football, hockey, basketball, and competes in track and field. He is a kind, thoughtful and very respectful young man. We are […]
From her mom, Catina: Cassidy was diagnosed when she was eight years old. She has never let being a T1D keep her from doing what she wants. She is on the a honour roll in her junior year of high school. She is on the high schools golf team and in Decca, so far for […]