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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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Kelly puts the spotlight on Senior Editor Jim Hirsch: his career as an author, his prolific history at diaTribe, and his reflections on World Diabetes Day. Continue Reading »

James Hirsch details the life of insulin’s original poster child, Elizabeth Evans Hughes – and what we can glean from her story today. Continue Reading »

Kerri Morrone Sparling discusses what an active patient she was while under the captivity of bed rest. Continue Reading »

Kerry Sparling, Six Until Me, CGM, Sum Musings

Kerri Morrone Sparling takes the next step: her path to CGM. Continue Reading »

A thorough review and “how-to” on the drug Symlin (Amylin’s pramlintide). Continue Reading »

James Hirsch on the fear of all diabetes patients and their loved ones – nighttime hypoglycemia. Continue Reading »