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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

His partnership with Dexcom to raise awareness for type 1 diabetes. Continue Reading »

Nick Jonas

New non-profit aims to change the way people view type 1 diabetes. Continue Reading »

DiAs system, 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 Continue Reading »

Team Novo Nordisk

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 by diabetes advocate Phil Southerland, Team Novo Nordisk is the first professional team in any sport to be made up exclusively of athletes with type 1 diabetes Continue Reading »

Medtronic MiniMed 670G

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 sensor). We had the opportunity to ask Josh questions about his experience on the 670G, which is the first direct patient testimony we’ve heard so far about this innovative technology.... Continue Reading »

Derek Rapp

"I think there’s not a great understanding of the disease among the broader public, whether it’s confusion between type 1 and type 2 diabetes or a lack of understanding of autoimmune diseases – even though people are surrounded by those affected by them. What’s missing is an understanding of how important great management of the disease is and how challenging that is..." Continue Reading »

Kelly Close

How a single change at the FDA could lead to major improvements for patients and the healthcare system.  Continue Reading »

"If you gave me a fully self-driving car today, I wouldn’t use it. It would take me many months before I could build the confidence. We can’t just give patients the artificial pancreas and tell them to go out and start using it right away.” Continue Reading »