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Personal Stories

Every person with diabetes has a unique story and their own path of managing and responding to the challenges of diabetes. Even though each story is individual, we learn from hearing about one another’s experiences, from the highs to the lows. We bring you personal stories to show some of the many ways that individuals, families, and communities live well with diabetes and manage the condition.

Dr. Kowalski was recently named JDRF’s Chief Mission Officer as well as VP of R&D, a major promotion from his previous role as Vice President, Artificial Pancreas...
Change your questions, change your diabetes – why the words we choose matter a lot. Twitter summary: A look into the questions we as patients with #diabetes ask...
We interview the five young scientists to watch.
How his story helps shatter some of the common stereotypes about type 2 diabetes.
The delicate balance of portraying type 1 diabetes in the media.
“There are still too many people who do not have access to a life-saving product that was discovered 95 years ago...”
Why we’re continually blown away by the all-diabetes pro cycling team.
My reflections on a visionary, scientist, role model, and friend.
The hardest part about motivation is that everyone needs something different, and motivators can change over time. But for most of us with diabetes, motivation needs to...
Joining the ranks to compete in the most grueling cycling races in the world.
How a diabetes dog changed the lives of Stefany Shaheen’s family.
What I learned from doubling my carb intake: more work, more danger, but the same average blood sugar. Huh?
My reflections on 2015 and looking to continued progress in the New Year.
His partnership with Dexcom to raise awareness for type 1 diabetes.
A blast from the past! I was delighted to learn recently that one of my very first bosses at Goldman Sachs – the wonderful and incredibly kind David M. Darst, Sr. –...
Plus, tips for traveling safely with diabetes.
At the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Conference this month, I had the incredible opportunity to speak to ~100 teenagers with diabetes. My talk, “10 Tips for...
Plus, my Resolutions for 2016!
15 year-old Amelia Cooper was one of over 150 children who visited Washington, DC as delegates for JDRF Children's Congress on July 13-15. She and other children and...
Our interview with Ross Baker on his inspiring marathon journey.