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 Faith’s mom, Stephanie: Faith was diagnosed with Type 1 as a three year old child. Now 13, she mentors other kids with diabetes and has never let it slow her down or stop her from accomplishing her goals in life.
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on December 20, 2013 at 16 years old. My father is a type 1 diabetic so we caught the signs very early and I was not scared. I think I am an anomaly in that I am truly glad I have type 1. It has shaped so much […]
I was diagnosed with T1 when I was 8 years old and in 3rd grade. I had no idea what was happening to me and had no words to articulate how I was feeling. Luckily, my pediatrician, Dr. Laug, took great care of me and sent me to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital for care. When […]
From Katie, Madelyn’s mom: Madelyn is an amazing, unstoppable 12 year old girl. She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 27 months old. She began presenting symptoms after her 2nd birthday, which were missed by all of her doctors. The week leading into her diagnosis we were back and forth to her […]
I was diagnosed with T1 at the age of 13. There have been many struggles throughout the 25 years since my diagnosis. Times of DKA, a seizure from dropping too low, and even a coma 9 years ago that lasted over a week. The coma was brought on from DKA and was one of the […]
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes right before my 7th birthday. Then we were hospitalized and I got out of the hospital a few days before my birthday. Had to adjust to being diabetic and birthday cake and ice cream. I have lived with diabetes for 50 years with no complications to date. I […]
I am starting my 25th year with type 1 diabetes FINALLY having my job as an endocrinology Nurse Practitioner and board certified diabetes educator! My diagnoses has led me to this moment. I have always wanted to provide care for others with diabetes.
From Melissa, Mikaela’s mom: This award is for my beautiful daughter, Mikaela, who has lived with this horrible disease for 10 years now. She was diagnosed just two months after her 14th birthday, which is already such a difficult age even without factoring in Type 1. It has certainly been stressful and a struggle to […]
I was diagnosed on my 10th birthday at Rainbow Babies and Children’s hospital in Cleveland. I have lived through urine tests only and no glucose monitors to now having an insulin pump and CGM. I have three children (one of whom also has T1D) and I proudly run marathons at the age of 55!
I was diagnosed October 9th 2009 in North Carolina and I was rushed to the hospital with my parents where I learned I had type 1 diabetes. I was released after three days in the hospital and for a year and a half I was in my honeymoon phase. We moved to Oregon a little […]