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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.

Want better blood sugars? Adam takes a step-by-step approach, with very positive results.
diaTribe writer and editor Jim Hirsch reviews an outstanding new PBS documentary that explores and gives new voices to the diabetes epidemic in the US
Navigating a diabetes diagnosis with the added challenges of daily life can be mentally taxing. Novelist Sara Zarr discusses her approach to dealing with the ups and...
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"Mom, are you glad I don’t have diabetes?” It can be emotionally challenging to parent with diabetes and find the right way to talk with your child about the condition...
Adding 20 new factors, a whole new category on behavior and decisions, and research on unexpected things that impact blood sugar and diabetes
How to deal when your life (and your diabetes) gets complicated.
New non-profit aims to change the way people view type 1 diabetes.
Interview with Phil Southerland: what is most misunderstood and why winning races is not the whole story. Prepare to be inspired!
What readers have taught me in the past year about living better with diabetes
Public speaking professor Alan Uphold shares his experiences with severe low blood sugars and explains why it’s so important to communicate with your loved ones and care...
Too many people experience blame, shame, and judgment following a gestational diabetes diagnosis. Find out about new research looking into the stigma around pregnancy-...
Jerry Gore, co-founder of Action4Diabetes, which supports children with T1D in seven countries, recounts a scary and instructive experience he had while staying at a...
Having to consider your child’s diabetes management on top of your own self-care can be a huge challenge to maintaining good mental health. Here are some tips from...
Many people who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes find out about their condition after experiencing an episode of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). A type 1 diabetes...
diaTribe’s Julie Heverly had the opportunity to try the new Tandem mobile app, which allows users to administer insulin boluses directly from their smartphones. Here’s...
Using Bright Spots & Landmines to increase Time in Range and quality of life – a Zoom presentation with JDRF North Carolina.
An update to Tandem’s t:connect mobile app, which allows users to administer bolus insulin directly from their smartphones, is now available for iOS and Android. To find...
Dr. Howard Wolpert, a leader in diabetes care, left the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston to work in industry. But his career, and his life, eventually came full circle...
Inspiring stories about people who accomplish impressive feats with diabetes are important and heart-warming, but they can also be problematic. Our friend, Renza...

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