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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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Stefany Shaheen shares her daughter’s story of diabetic ketoacidosis and the hospital’s response, and her takeaways from this experience Continue Reading »

Thirty years of diabetes management prepared me to take care of my body, fight COVID-19, and recover from the virus Continue Reading »

Daily information and statistics about the pandemic mean that the news is constant and can be overwhelming. Here’s how diaTribe’s Community Manager is handling her COVID burnout Continue Reading »

Katie Bacon talks with healthcare professionals, parents, and students about when and how to give children and teens more responsibility in their diabetes management Continue Reading »

diaTribe writer and editor Jim Hirsch reviews an outstanding new PBS documentary that explores and gives new voices to the diabetes epidemic in the US Continue Reading »

For some, school cancelations and working from home have added stress that can make diabetes management even more difficult. Here are the perspectives and strategies of several parents who are navigating this environment Continue Reading »

diaTribe's editor-in-chief, Kelly Close, reviews David Kessler's new book "Fast Carbs, Slow Carbs: The Simple Truth about Food, Weight and Disease”  Continue Reading »

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.” Continue Reading »

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