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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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It may not be possible to anticipate every emergency, but for those with diabetes, it’s especially important to prepare for the unexpected. Hear how people with diabetes survived natural disasters, what they learned about planning ahead, and the advice they have for others. Continue Reading »

Four people from the diabetes community share insights on how and why they use Time in Range in their diabetes management, why it’s so different from relying only on A1C tests, and tips for success. Continue Reading »

Adolescence can be a confusing time, and this is doubly true for teenagers with type 1 diabetes. At a stage when everyone is starting to figure out who they are, the teenager with type 1 must also decide how much they want diabetes to be a part of their identity. Katie Bacon, the mother of a teenager with type 1, spoke with a range of experts and peers who shared their expertise and experiences on this subject. Continue Reading »

For decades, researchers have sought to develop a noninvasive method to measure blood glucose levels, which – if effective – could revolutionize diabetes care. One company in Israel now has such a device in development. Learn about the origins of this technology, its early success, and what this could mean for people with diabetes. Continue Reading »

Nick Jonas, singer, actor, and advocate for people with diabetes, is launching The Global Movement for Time in Range, an educational ad campaign to raise awareness for Time in Range in partnership with Beyond Type 1, other diabetes nonprofits, and Dexcom. Learn about Nick’s experience with Time in Range and why he is launching this initiative now. Continue Reading »

The discovery of insulin promised a new age for an ancient condition but introduced unexpected challenges. James S. Hirsch explores the riveting history of this miracle drug on its 100th anniversary. Continue Reading »

Time in Range (TIR) is another number for people with diabetes to pay attention to and use to improve their daily diabetes management. We talked with three women in the diabetes community about how they use TIR as a helpful number to keep them on track and inform their care. Continue Reading »

What is resilience and why are people with diabetes better prepared to develop it? Scott Johnson shares what he’s learned about how to build resilience and channel diabetes distress. Continue Reading »

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