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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People say “diabetes doesn’t define us,” but really it does. Diabetes has had a profound and lasting impact on my life. My current life is almost exclusively a result of having diabetes: my job, my friends, the things I care about, the things I worry about, the choices I have made, the choices I was […]
Recently, I was fortunate to be able to celebrate living twice as long as my doctor’s thought I would. Being diagnosed at age two, on Labor Day 1955, not much was known about type 1 diabetes in the general medical community. My parents, along with my sisters and I, were celebrating Labor Day at one […]
As told by her Mother: It was three weeks after Elise’s fourth birthday that she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She had been very tired, quiet, (not the typical Elise), drinking massive amounts of water, even throughout the night, and having problems making it to the restroom. She went to see her pediatrician. We […]
I was diagnosed with Type 1 in February of 2004, and went to my first CWD conference a year later! After that first conference my family was hooked and we attended conferences all over the country, even attending the FFL Orlando conferences summer after summer. A couple years after I was diagnosed with Type 1, […]
Amaya was diagnosed at six years old, just starting school. She was in kindergarten. I remember when we were at the hospital, and she was taking all of this in like a champ, while I was crying my eyes out. It broke my heart when we were getting ready to leave the hospital and she […]
I have written three diabetes books and speak at conferences. I am a diabetes advocate and my work largely concentrates around helping PWDs understand it is impossible to “control” their blood sugar and diabetes; they are responsible for their efforts, not the outcome. My work also centers around improving the HCP/PWD relationship. I often speak […]
Max lived courageously for 78 years with type 1 diabetes. He shared many poignant recollections of different insulin types, experiences from sharpening needles to pens and pumps, finger sticks to continuous glucose monitoring. He saw it all and forged ahead. His diagnosis lead him to becoming a pharmacist. He practiced for over 50 years. The […]
I was misdiagnosed in 1997 with type 2 diabetes because of my age being in my 30’s. It took struggling for three years without insulin and numbers always in the 250’s to 350’s before I could get my doctor to get me an appointment with a endocrinologist to start insulin. She took one look at […]
I was the second in my family to be diagnosed with type 1. In the next couple of years, two of my brothers were also diagnosed. Four out of five living with type 1. In the past twenty five years, I have seen technology change, but also myself. I have completed three degrees, traveled the […]
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 […]