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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.

What diaTribe readers asked about my 24-day experiment, eating low carb, and long-term health outcomes.
What helps me feel less frustration, failure, struggle, and guilt.
What is the role of the health humanities in diabetes care?
Tripling my carbs --> 5 fewer hours in-range per day, 64% more insulin (!), & more lessons learned.
Team Novo Nordisk athletes with diabetes dispel myths and stigma.
Given that this plantation and all others like it were dedicated to sugar, the connection to diabetes is especially stark.
How I’m trying to beat my long list of “I should really...”
Stephen England discusses balancing elite ultramarathon competitions with a full-time job and diabetes
Key lessons learned from one woman’s ongoing battle with adrenal insufficiency, and the unexpected role of diabetes technology.
Glucose, food, exercise, and even DIY closed loop on the phone
How sports can be a platform to tackle diabetes awareness and stigma.
80 days, 5 lbs of weight loss, and my strongest blood glucose numbers ever?
What it’s about, how to get a free copy, and three myths I want to bust
Q&A with Bike Beyond riders on what got them through a 10-week cross country bike trip
The hardest chapter to write: my story
How I avoid highs, prevent lows, and stop blood sugar frustration during exercise
Last chance to register for this amazing event!
Jim Hirsch tells the story of how Type 1 Team Texas emerged to meet the diabetes community's needs in the face of the hurricane
Instead of “avoid long-term complications,” Adam Brown focuses on something more motivating and uplifting
How do I talk to family and friends about diabetes? Is this MY burden to bear? Are loved ones a “diabetes bright spot” or “diabetes police”?