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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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Nine year-old Boaz Alkalay offers a rare glimpse of diabetes through the eyes of a child. Continue Reading »

Diabetes on stage: Jim Hirsch tells us about Robbie McCauley’s powerful one-woman production, “Sugar." Continue Reading »

How can kids with diabetes most enjoy Halloween? Jim Hirsch shares his thoughts. Continue Reading »

Kelly reflects on 25 years with diabetes, and her hopes for future breakthroughs… Continue Reading »

A story of hope and inspiration, Not Dead Yet chronicles Phil Southerland’s life with diabetes and his time cycling with Team Type 1. Continue Reading »

What does a cure mean to you? Kerri Morrone Sparling shares her thoughts. Continue Reading »

Teaching a child with type 1 diabetes the "facts of life"... Jim Hirsch reflects. Continue Reading »

Kelly highlights several stories of survival and determination. Continue Reading »