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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 should you do if you need to switch from an insulin pump to manual injections due to a malfunction? Get tips and advice from an endocrinologist and diabetes expert...
Psychologist and diabetes specialist, Mark Heyman, talks about his new book on his personal type 1 diabetes story. He discusses why he wrote this book and what he hopes...
Explore the unique challenges faced by transgender individuals managing diabetes, from health inequities to hormone therapy effects. Discover personal stories, advice,...
Adam Brown's go-to Bright Spot activity to smooth out blood sugars
Amber Clour, who has type 1 diabetes, is the founder of Diabetes Daily Grind and host of the podcast Real Life Diabetes. She shares her experience attending the 2022...
Every now and then you may take a break from your diabetes technology. diaTribe’s Social Media Manager Eritrea Mussa Khan shares her experience taking a break from...
The insulin pump has come a long way since the first prototypes were developed in the 1960s. James S. Hirsch explores the riveting history of this integral piece of...
How a simple mindset trick transformed how I view blood sugars and use my diabetes data
Sports are a great way for people to engage in healthy habits, and they can contribute to positive mental health outcomes as well. Shawn Laib describes the ways...
As a child of a person with diabetes, it can often feel as though the odds are stacked against you and those you love. Terrisha Buckley shares her experience learning...
Katie Bacon talks with healthcare professionals, parents, and students about when and how to give children and teens more responsibility in their diabetes management
After a month of her daughter using Control-IQ, Katie Bacon reviews the pros and cons of the algorithm and shares her family’s tips and takeaways
A low carb diet can be difficult to follow, especially for children. Katie Bacon explains several ways in which low carb principles can be adapted to real life
Learn about five entrepreneurs living with diabetes and prediabetes and the inspirations behind their products – some of which you may be interested in trying out!
How I order at almost every restaurant, why it works for my diabetes, and 10 recent restaurant meals I’ve eaten
What factors matter most ? Where do I focus effort? How do I use “ripple effects” and “IFTTT” (If This, Then That) thinking? How do I avoid getting frustrated?
The Happy Bob app can make your diabetes data more engaging and rewarding by “gamifying” your glucose values. The diaTribe team tested the Happy Bob app and shared what...
diaTribe spoke with Dr. Nick Cuttriss, founding director of the ECHO Diabetes Action Network (EDAN), to learn how Project ECHO Diabetes and EDAN use telementoring to...
Ramadan is an important religious holiday for Muslims. Because of its connection to fasting, it can pose some challenges to people with diabetes. diaTribe Social Media...
Taylor Adams, a mountaineer and pediatric ICU nurse with type 1 diabetes, became the first person to summit the highest mountain on all seven continents while using an...

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