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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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Diagnosed as a Child
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’ve been living with T1D since 1983. My sister was diagnosed six months prior and now her daughter and grandson are all in the T1D family. My first 10 years were pretty bad. My A1C was around 10% (which apparently isn’t perfect) and the BG roller coaster swings rivaled Disney’s Space Mountain. The thing that […]
I’ve been a diabetic for 9 years and a sabre fencer for 6. I was motivated to find a sport originally to become more active, but eventually I became more focused on fighting stigma associated with type 1 and actual athletic performance. I am ranked in top 40in the US under 17, fence for international […]
I don’t ever remember a life without diabetes. Some people might say that’s good, though. I certainly didn’t have a sudden lifestyle change when I was a child or even worse a teenager. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was just 18 months old. I just turned 13 this month, though, so […]
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 […]