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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.

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.
Visiting your healthcare team? Kerri Sparling highlights the right questions to ask.
Adam discovers why sleep is critical to diabetes control.
A new book on diabetes gives patients a nice framework for their care.
Jim Hirsch sheds light on the shocking conditions an inmate with type 1 diabetes is enduring while behind bars. You can help him by signing our petition to protest this...
Jim Hirsch sheds light on the shocking conditions an inmate with type 1 diabetes is enduring while behind bars. You can help him by signing our petition to protest this...
Kelly’s transformative experience wearing an artificial pancreas for five days.
What it felt like to forget about diabetes for a week.
Are all carbs created equal? Adam learns why 30 grams of carbs is NOT always 30 grams of carbs…
What does “compliance” mean to you? Kerri investigates from other patients and providers.
Part 1 of our interview with the Helmsley Charitable Trust’s David Panzirer and T1D Exchange's Dana Ball.
Diabetes can be exhausting – how do you stay motivated? Adam shares six tips you can apply right now…
AADE educator of the year Gary Scheiner on how even he (!) sometimes struggles to maintain excellent diabetes control.
Why Targeting a Cure has been such a deeply personal endeavor for Kelly.
Kerri reflects on what a cure means to her.
The first six-year-old in the world to test the Bionic Pancreas.
What can diabetes advocates learn from the HIV/AIDS movement? Part five of our exclusive interview with David Panzirer and Dana Ball.
What are your diabetes landmines? The small blood sugar mistakes I make again and again and how I'm trying to overcome them.
The curious milestone of a diabetes anniversary.

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