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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Friends for Life
Strawberries For My Daughter
October 25th, 2007 seemed like an ordinary fall day, but I will never forget it for the rest of my life. October was supposed to be a happy month for my family. My birthday was quickly approaching and my daughter’s favorite holiday, Halloween, was less than a week away. To add the excitement, I was […]
At My First FFL, I Felt at Home
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 15 by my twin brother. Previous to that, I’d never even heard the word. But I know I’d lost about 30 pounds without explanation; was drinking a ton of water; falling asleep randomly; and using the restroom nonstop…something was up. It must have had to do with […]
A Very Lucky Man
My Diabetes Story you ask? Ok let’s do this! It’s been 21 years since I was diagnosed, so my diabetes is a full-fledged adult now! How is that even possible?! What is impossible is me forgetting my day of diagnosis. I went from the joy of celebrating my 11th birthday a few days earlier to […]
We Can’t Imagine Life Without Our FFLs
It’s impossible to describe the impact that Friends for Life has had to our family but we all honestly can’t imagine life without the amazing people we met through FFL! In 2015 we hit seven years with Type 1 and the “seven year itch”. We were all burnt out, tired of diabetes and had faced […]