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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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Outdoor adventures take extra planning for people with diabetes. Justine shares tips for packing supplies, keeping insulin cold, staying hydrated, and managing blood sugar levels during active, multi-day trips in the wilderness Continue Reading »

More time in range and lower stress! In this Trial Watch, Kerri Sparling shares her experience with Tandem's Control-IQ Continue Reading »

Michael writes about his diagnosis with type 2 diabetes, and how he used a CGM to put his type 2 diabetes into remission Continue Reading »

A new study shows that physical activity can add years to your life. Is this enough to motivate behavior change? Continue Reading »

A low carb diet can be difficult to follow, especially for children. Katie Bacon explains several ways in which low carb principles can be adapted to real life Continue Reading »

Jamie Kurtzig, a high school student living with type 1 diabetes, just published a book of 100 poems that she has written over the last ten years Continue Reading »

Comedian and actor Billy Gardell spoke with diaTribe about his journey with type 2 diabetes and how he has changed both his outlook and his habits Continue Reading »

When first diagnosed, Renza was told to fear diabetes complications. This clouded her ability to do even the most basic of self-management Continue Reading »

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