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.
Diagnosed as a Child
From her mom, Rahmatu: Our daughter Celine was diagnosed at an early age. She has gone from hiding in the closet to changing her own Pods and CGM. It has not been an easy journey but we are thankful for family and our medical team and all the technology. We are still hopeful for a […]
From her mom, Carrie: Braedyn was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of six during her Thanksgiving break from Kindergarten. She has never let diabetes slow her down and has never looked back. As a sophomore in high school, Braedyn plays volleyball, shows cattle and goats through FFA and 4-H, participates in One […]
From his mom, Kathy: Lincoln is incredible! He has never let type 1 stop him. No matter what, he perseveres and fights through all the bad times and lives up the good times as much as he can! His sister was diagnosed a few years after he was and he’s been such an amazing big […]
From his mom, Elaina: Kendrick was diagnosed as an infant in diapers. He was the first person in my family to be diagnosed with T1D. It has been a journey but I want to encourage him to keep holding on to hope for a cure because he has come this far. During Hurricane Katrina, our […]
From her mom, Amy: Autumn was diagnosed when she was only two years old. Through her journey, she has become a strong, independent, and highly responsible young lady. She strives everyday to manage herself and hopes to help others. Currently she is very proud to be doing a medical pump/sensor CGM trial for Medtronic and […]
From her mom, Kimberly: Kamryn is truly the strongest and most resilient person I know. She is brave beyond words. She was so young when she was diagnosed she probably doesn’t remember much about before life with T1D. Since her diagnosis, she has said she wants to be a pediatric endocrinologist and is finishing her […]
From her mom, Braydi: Tylee was diagnosed at age three with type 1 diabetes. This is what she knows. Living with disease has been a constant battle, a roller coaster ride, but my beautiful Tylee has handled it with grace. Her positive outlook and resilience amaze me every day! Tylee is smart, hardworking, and a […]
From his mom, Samantha: My son Talon was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 3 years old. He was in full DKA, blood sugar over 1000, and spent a week at Children’s hospital. He is the bravest, strongest boy I know. T1D is the only life he has ever known and he fights […]
From her mom, Latisha: Brenlee was diagnosed at three years old. She has been an amazing teacher for us. To see her strength from the very beginning! At three, she wanted to test her own sugar give her bear insulin. She has been a fighter. Five years after diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, she was […]
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 […]