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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 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.
How much activity do you actually get? Why activity tracking is worth it, and perhaps needed more than ever.
Navigating diabetes in high school – the four strategies I follow to stay safe.
The countless things I am thankful for this year…Of course, I am most thankful for the health and happiness of my loving family, who I am lucky to say are my personal...
A how-to-guide for thriving in a toxic food environment that encourages bad choices.
The T1D Exchange: a bold vision to advance the field of type 1 diabetes – part four of our interview with David Panzirer and Dana Ball.
Getting to goal – the four biggest game-changers for improving my diabetes management.
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.
What do you know about diabetes education? Our interview with AADE President Joan Bardsley.
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...
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...
Dr. Kowalski was recently named JDRF’s Chief Mission Officer as well as VP of R&D, a major promotion from his previous role as Vice President, Artificial Pancreas...
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
Change your questions, change your diabetes – why the words we choose matter a lot. Twitter summary: A look into the questions we as patients with #diabetes ask...
We interview the five young scientists to watch.