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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.

Time in Range (TIR) is another number for people with diabetes to pay attention to and use to improve their daily diabetes management. We talked with three women in the...
What is resilience and why are people with diabetes better prepared to develop it? Scott Johnson shares what he’s learned about how to build resilience and channel...
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...
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...
Fighting to make lives better for people with diabetes began with his own. Jim Carroll shares his path from being diagnosed with prediabetes to becoming the CEO of...
Cherise Shockley shares how she decided to switch from DIY Loop to Control-IQ, and what she learned along the way.
A diabetes diagnosis can be a scary thing, not just for the person who’s diagnosed but for that person’s loved ones as well. How can you support someone through a...
Dating can feel daunting when you live with diabetes. Hear about dating from others with diabetes, and learn what you can do to prepare for dates.
Living with diabetes is an ever-evolving journey, one that can often lead to feelings of weariness and exhaustion. Scott Johnson shares his own experiences with diabetes...
What is it like to work in a large COVID-19 vaccination center in LA? How does being an endocrinologist help? What questions do people with diabetes ask? Dr. Kaufman...
Using Bright Spots & Landmines to increase Time in Range and quality of life – a Zoom presentation with JDRF North Carolina.
In this video on understanding your ambulatory glucose profile (AGP) report, pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Amy Criego from the International Diabetes Center, uses real-...
Chronic kidney disease is a serious condition that will affect almost 40% of people with diabetes. Actress and dance icon Debbie Allen is partnering with the National...
I learned that I wasn’t counting carbs as accurately as I thought – which led me to investigate glass ceilings and why carb counting can be so hard for people with...
When you think of tools to help you manage diabetes, you likely think of therapies and devices – but what about dogs? We spoke with Mark Ruefenacht, who trained the...
As 2020 comes to an end, we reflect on the past year with immense gratitude for our community. In 2021 at diaTribe, we will continue to focus on helping people with...
What’s it like to live at the intersection of type 2 diabetes and heart disease? diaTribe interviewed health advocate Jacqueline Alikhaani about her journey, the health...
As the school year approaches, families with diabetes are trying to determine how to safely navigate returning to school in the time of COVID-19
COVID testing in San Francisco revealed striking inequalities in workplace safety; many people can't work from home during the pandemic. We collaborated with Beyond Type...
At diaTribe, we want to celebrate those in the LGBTQ+ community who are also living with diabetes. In this article, we spotlight Nia Grant. Hear about the highs and lows...

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