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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.

Justine Szafran embarked on a decade long journey to search for diabetes technology that would deliver her insulin and track her glucose – devices that could give her...
Whether your child has type 1 or type 2 diabetes, figuring out nutrition for school and childcare is a big part of managing glucose numbers – as well as nourishing a...
More time in range and lower stress! In this Trial Watch, Kerri Sparling shares her experience with Tandem's Control-IQ
Tips to reduce the pain and hassle of pricking your finger each time you check your blood sugar levels on a meter
Former Team Novo Nordisk cyclist Ezra Ward-Packard shares how he manages his diabetes while endurance training, everything he’s learned over the last 12 years, and his...
Weight impacts diabetes and diabetes impacts weight. The emotional and physical toll of excess weight is not exclusive to the type 2 diabetes community as diaTribe staff...
diaTribe partnered with Abbott and Novo Nordisk to bring you the Time in Range Hub – a new online resource to help you and your healthcare providers learn about Time in...
Julie Heverly describes one harrowing day when her glucose levels teetered between way too high and way too low and how she navigated this challenge.
An African-American who has spent his entire career in corporate America, Donald is now the president and chief executive officer of a non-profit organization that -...
Caps off to this intensive manager, Phil Southerland.
Jeff Hitchcock and the inspired, inspiring Children With Diabetes organization.
Ready, steady, camp!
We recently attended the three-day JDRF Children's Congress in Washington DC (June 22-24, 2009). The goal of the 150 young delegates (ages 4-17 years, who all have type...
James Hirsch on the fear of all diabetes patients and their loved ones – nighttime hypoglycemia.
Kelly puts the spotlight on Senior Editor Jim Hirsch: his career as an author, his prolific history at diaTribe , and his reflections on World Diabetes Day.
Type 1s and GLP-1s? diaTribe Editor-In-Chief Kelly Close tries Victoza and shares her remarkable results.
Can Victoza help people with type 1 diabetes? See what Novo Nordisk has to say inside.
Imagine dreaming about waking up alive inside a body bag. Vietnam veteran Urban Miyares did, but it wasn’t exactly a dream...
Kerri Morrone Sparling reflects on the power of electronic health journaling to improve your own management of diabetes.
Will CGM be for the masses or just the highly motivated? See Jim Hirsch's thoughts on the matter.

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