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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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Every now and then you may take a break from your diabetes technology. diaTribe’s Social Media Manager Eritrea Mussa Khan shares her experience taking a break from pumping and speaks to another member of the diabetes community to learn more about their experience as well. Continue Reading »

playing basketball with diabetes

Sports are a great way for people to engage in healthy habits, and they can contribute to positive mental health outcomes as well. Shawn Laib describes the ways basketball has helped him manage his diabetes and mental health. He also speaks to others with diabetes to find out how they use sports and physical activity to improve their health. Continue Reading »

child with insulin pump

The insulin pump has come a long way since the first prototypes were developed in the 1960s. James S. Hirsch explores the riveting history of this integral piece of technology and shares his own experiences with this device. Continue Reading »

parent and child family diabetes

As a child of a person with diabetes, it can often feel as though the odds are stacked against you and those you love. Terrisha Buckley shares her experience learning how to maintain a healthy lifestyle from her parents with diabetes and how she learned not to be scared of diabetes. Continue Reading »

Learn about five entrepreneurs living with diabetes and prediabetes and the inspirations behind their products – some of which you may be interested in trying out! Continue Reading »

Diane Scherer, diaTribe’s development director, shares her personal strategies for managing her diabetes around the Jewish holiday of Passover. Continue Reading »

The Happy Bob app can make your diabetes data more engaging and rewarding by “gamifying” your glucose values. The diaTribe team tested the Happy Bob app and shared what they liked and what they thought could be improved. Continue Reading »

diaTribe spoke with Dr. Nick Cuttriss, founding director of the ECHO Diabetes Action Network (EDAN), to learn how Project ECHO Diabetes and EDAN use telementoring to address health system failures for people with diabetes in vulnerable communities. Continue Reading »