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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Adulting with T1D
Some people grow up aware of diabetes because they know someone or know of someone who lives with it. Sometimes it is a relative or a friend of a friend. Or someone’s aunt’s cat. My relationship with diabetes is unique. Long before my diagnosis, I was connected to diabetes and the discovery of insulin. My […]
Breathe. Increase your cadence. Relax your shoulders. Breathe. Correct your foot plant. Don’t look at your distance. DON’T LOOK AT YOUR DISTANCE! Breathe. Wow, this hurts. Almost there. Breathe. These were the thoughts that consumed my mind as I was closing out my first marathon. At mile 20 of 26.2, I was hitting the dreaded […]
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 […]
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 […]