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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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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 »

Public speaking professor Alan Uphold shares his experiences with severe low blood sugars and explains why it’s so important to communicate with your loved ones and care-partners about hypoglycemia. Continue Reading »

Teenager Drew Mendelow built a T1D1 app after recently being diagnosed with diabetes, hoping to help people keep track of their blood glucose levels, insulin injections, and carb intake. Drew told diaTribe about the inspiration behind the app and the impact that he hopes it will have on the diabetes community. Continue Reading »

Fighting to make lives better for people with diabetes began with his own. Jim Carroll shares his path from being diagnosed with prediabetes to becoming the CEO of diaTribe. Continue Reading »

Cherise Shockley shares how she decided to switch from DIY Loop to Control-IQ, and what she learned along the way. Continue Reading »

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