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 diagnosed as a 13-year-old. I had all the classic symptoms – extreme fatigue, thirst, frequent urination, and lost about 30 lbs in several months (I had always been overweight). My mother took me to the doctor (there was a two month wait) and he sent me straight to the hospital with a blood […]
From her daughter, Kristen: Our mother, Jennifer, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at just seven years old. She had an army of support, spearheaded by a devoted mother, Lynn. When she got older and became independent, my mother became steadfast in maintaining control of her diabetes rather than having it control her. She was […]
From his mom, Peggy: Max was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at two years old. From being one of youngest children at the time in Minnesota to be on an insulin pump, representing JDRF as their youth ambassador, to playing D1 Men’s Hockey and later professionally, Max never let diabetes control his life, he controlled […]
My personal journey with Type 1 started at the age of the 16 but that was just a launch pad for what was going to become 20 plus years of working in the diabetes field. Shortly after diagnosis I felt called to turn my pain into purpose by becoming a diabetes educator. I have enjoyed […]
I had literally just turned 17 when I was diagnosed. It took years for my perceptions to shift and the doctors didn’t help me learn. My mum taught me everything I needed to know to survive. Finding out about the online Twitter community and meeting people there has been such a boon! The understanding and […]
From her mom, Dana: Grace was diagnosed at nine years old. Through her years, she has adjusted to new technology and has at times made the decision to move to something new. Her entire family is so proud of how she has handled this disease.
I look back on how much diabetes care has changed just in the time I’ve experienced it, and it completely blows my mind. I started off trying to manage life with the ticking time bomb that is NPH insulin, and here I am now with my glucose sensor communicating with my insulin pump to keep […]
I found out I had type 1 diabetes when I was starting college. I was told I wouldn’t be able to have children and that I shouldn’t expect to live past 40. Obviously that wasn’t the best thing to hear, but we now know that people with type 1 diabetes can and do thrive and […]
Listen, friends…I’m here to tell you that living with type 1 diabetes is very manageable, but it takes perseverance. Hourly and daily perseverance. It’s not always a smooth road to navigate and even while managing it well, it’s more of a freshly paved road with areas of various sized speed bumps along the way. I […]
I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 6 years old so I don’t really remember much before that. I remember at diagnosis the doctors telling me and my parents that a cure was coming by the year 2000. I remember meeting my first friend with T1D and the joy that brought me. […]