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’m trying to find the words to sum up last week. I keep coming back to “exhale.” To be surrounded by family that eat, sleep (or don’t sleep), and breathe the literal highs and lows is a powerful thing – for all of us. Even though we are surrounded by a great support system, this […]
Making Lifelong Friends
My son Brady was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes seven years ago. It was the worst weekend that our family has ever experienced. It was tragic enough that my 2.5 year old son was lying there wondering what was happening to him but little did we know this was just the beginning. While we were […]
In That One Moment
I was a 53 year old first timer last year (2018). I’m always just a little shy in completely new situations (believe it or not) and this was no different. I went down for breakfast the first morning and didn’t see anyone I knew so I asked two ladies if I might join them. They […]
Just Like Him
Back in 2015 we were facing a 7 year “itch.” We had a few medical issues that year which led to an overall feeling of frustration with diabetes management and the grim reality that this was forever. While we have a great group of people with type 1 in CT, I had remembered reading about […]
She Still Smiles
It was six years, until me. I didn’t know her before my arrival, but from what I hear, she was a good kid. Running all over the place. Devouring every book she could find. This kid even read in the shower when she was that small. Bloated, damp books strewn about the bathroom. She tortured […]
Exercise Patterns in my Eyes
We’re always told that exercise is an important part of living well with diabetes, and I work hard to stay active. But unless you’re a high-level athlete, and look like it, very little of that hard work is recognized externally. Which is why I’ll never forget doing an eye screening one year with Dr. Ben […]
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