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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.

Teenager Drew Mendelow built a T1D1 app after recently being diagnosed with diabetes, hoping to help people keep track of their blood glucose levels, insulin injections...
diaTribe’s Director of Institutional Giving, Julie Heverly, shares the story of how misinformation and doubt challenged her to rethink pregnancy with type 1 diabetes,...
Adolescence can be a confusing time, and this is doubly true for teenagers with type 1 diabetes. At a stage when everyone is starting to figure out who they are, the...
Four people from the diabetes community share insights on how and why they use Time in Range in their diabetes management, why it’s so different from relying only on A1C...
It may not be possible to anticipate every emergency, but for those with diabetes, it’s especially important to prepare for the unexpected. Hear how people with diabetes...
For decades, researchers have sought to develop a noninvasive method to measure blood glucose levels, which – if effective – could revolutionize diabetes care. One...
Nick Jonas, singer, actor, and advocate for people with diabetes, is launching The Global Movement for Time in Range, an educational ad campaign to raise awareness for...
The discovery of insulin promised a new age for an ancient condition but introduced unexpected challenges. James S. Hirsch explores the riveting history of this miracle...

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