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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.

“There are still too many people who do not have access to a life-saving product that was discovered 95 years ago...”
Plus, my Resolutions for 2016!
Plus, tips for traveling safely with diabetes.
What diaTribe readers asked about my 24-day experiment, eating low carb, and long-term health outcomes.
Our interview with Ross Baker on his inspiring marathon journey.
My reflections on 2015 and looking to continued progress in the New Year.
What I learned from doubling my carb intake: more work, more danger, but the same average blood sugar. Huh?
How a diabetes dog changed the lives of Stefany Shaheen’s family.
Joining the ranks to compete in the most grueling cycling races in the world.
The hardest part about motivation is that everyone needs something different, and motivators can change over time. But for most of us with diabetes, motivation needs to...
Why we’re continually blown away by the all-diabetes pro cycling team.
15 year-old Amelia Cooper was one of over 150 children who visited Washington, DC as delegates for JDRF Children's Congress on July 13-15. She and other children and...
At the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Conference this month, I had the incredible opportunity to speak to ~100 teenagers with diabetes. My talk, “10 Tips for...
A blast from the past! I was delighted to learn recently that one of my very first bosses at Goldman Sachs – the wonderful and incredibly kind David M. Darst, Sr. –...
His partnership with Dexcom to raise awareness for type 1 diabetes.
New non-profit aims to change the way people view type 1 diabetes.
Twitter Summary: Wearing UVA’s DiAs #artificialpancreas in a 3-month study testing overnight and 24-hr closed-loop at home; learnings, surprises, next steps
diaTribe was excited to learn that Novo Nordisk has extended its partnership with the professional cycling Team Novo Nordisk (TNN) for an additional two years. Founded...
Josh Airth, a 17-year old with type 1 diabetes, recently participated in a clinical trial of the Medtronic 670G "hybrid-closed loop"system (insulin pump + Enlite 3 CGM...
"I think there’s not a great understanding of the disease among the broader public, whether it’s confusion between type 1 and type 2 diabetes or a lack of understanding...