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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.

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Justine Szafran embarked on a decade long journey to search for diabetes technology that would deliver her insulin and track her glucose – devices that could give her the information she wanted and the simplicity she was craving. Continue Reading »

Technologies like CGM and insulin pumps have the potential to revolutionize a person’s diabetes care and management. Unfortunately, too many people with diabetes, particularly people of color and those who are low-income, do not have access to these devices.  Continue Reading »

Whether your child has type 1 or type 2 diabetes, figuring out nutrition for school and childcare is a big part of managing glucose numbers – as well as nourishing a growing body. Continue Reading »

Former Team Novo Nordisk cyclist Ezra Ward-Packard shares how he manages his diabetes while endurance training, everything he’s learned over the last 12 years, and his advice for aspiring endurance athletes. Continue Reading »

Weight impacts diabetes and diabetes impacts weight. The emotional and physical toll of excess weight is not exclusive to the type 2 diabetes community as diaTribe staff member, Julie Heverly explores.  Continue Reading »

diaTribe partnered with Abbott and Novo Nordisk to bring you the Time in Range Hub – a new online resource to help you and your healthcare providers learn about Time in Range. Read more about this exciting new website below.  Continue Reading »

Julie Heverly describes one harrowing day when her glucose levels teetered between way too high and way too low and how she navigated this challenge.  Continue Reading »

diaTribe’s Director of Institutional Giving, Julie Heverly, shares the story of how misinformation and doubt challenged her to rethink pregnancy with type 1 diabetes, and how she was empowered to start a family. Continue Reading »

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