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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.

Kerri Morrone Sparling takes the next step: her path to CGM.
Kelly highlights several stories of survival and determination.
Kerri Morrone Sparling discusses what an active patient she was while under the captivity of bed rest.
Teaching a child with type 1 diabetes the "facts of life"... Jim Hirsch reflects.
James Hirsch details the life of insulin’s original poster child, Elizabeth Evans Hughes – and what we can glean from her story today.
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.
Diabetes on stage: Jim Hirsch tells us about Robbie McCauley’s powerful one-woman production, “Sugar."
Nine year-old Boaz Alkalay offers a rare glimpse of diabetes through the eyes of a child.
Kelly breaks down “individualized therapy” and offers five big questions to help patients and providers make it a reality…
Dr. Lawrence Soler writes a letter of concern to the New York Times .
Special Conference Perspective: James S. Hirsch on the Human Drama of Diabetes
What does a cure mean to you? Kerri Morrone Sparling shares her thoughts.
A story of hope and inspiration, Not Dead Yet chronicles Phil Southerland’s life with diabetes and his time cycling with Team Type 1.
Kelly reflects on 25 years with diabetes, and her hopes for future breakthroughs…
How can kids with diabetes most enjoy Halloween? Jim Hirsch shares his thoughts.
Kerri Morrone Sparling reveals how the Internet has built an all new kind of diabetes community.
What was it like when you were diagnosed with diabetes? A Sweet Life’s Jessica Apple details a new collection of stories.
Kerri Sparling digs deep and tells us more about why social networking really does matter.