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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.

Jim Hirsch, diaTribe contributor and bestselling author, weighs in on a damaging diabetes myth
Adam Brown's go-to Bright Spot activity to smooth out blood sugars
Instead of “avoid long-term complications,” Adam Brown focuses on something more motivating and uplifting
Last chance to register for this amazing event!
The hardest chapter to write: my story
What it’s about, how to get a free copy, and three myths I want to bust
What I’ve learned from 50,000 hours using CGM
Glucose, food, exercise, and even DIY closed loop on the phone
80 days, 5 lbs of weight loss, and my strongest blood glucose numbers ever?
Interview with Phil Southerland: what is most misunderstood and why winning races is not the whole story. Prepare to be inspired!
Stephen England discusses balancing elite ultramarathon competitions with a full-time job and diabetes
How I’m trying to beat my long list of “I should really...”
Given that this plantation and all others like it were dedicated to sugar, the connection to diabetes is especially stark.
Team Novo Nordisk athletes with diabetes dispel myths and stigma.
Tripling my carbs --> 5 fewer hours in-range per day, 64% more insulin (!), & more lessons learned.
What is the role of the health humanities in diabetes care?
What helps me feel less frustration, failure, struggle, and guilt.
How sports can be a platform to tackle diabetes awareness and stigma.
Key lessons learned from one woman’s ongoing battle with adrenal insufficiency, and the unexpected role of diabetes technology.
My reflections on a visionary, scientist, role model, and friend.