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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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Transitioning care from parent to child can be a stressful time for families with diabetes – six strategies on how to reduce the burden  Continue Reading »

fingerstick pain tips diabetes

Tips to reduce the pain and hassle of pricking your finger each time you check your blood sugar levels on a meter Continue Reading »

Read about Kelly’s better quality of life on Loop, as well as the difficulties that ultimately ended her Looping experience; part 2 of a series on a hybrid-closed-loop app to automate basal insulin delivery Continue Reading »

Loop diabetes review DIY

Read about Adam’s time-in-range over two years on Loop – +2 hours/day! – along with quality of life changes, better sleep, and the mealtime impact. Part 1 of a series on what it’s like to use a hybrid closed loop app to automate basal insulin delivery. Continue Reading »

CGM data sharing diabetes

How Kerri Sparling navigates CGM sharing with friends and family and how it’s helped her feel less self-conscious about her numbers Continue Reading »

Virta diabetes reversal review

Five reviews of Virta Health’s type 2 diabetes treatment from diaTribe readers over one year. What is it like to receive real-time medical supervision, 1:1 coaching, and personalized nutritional guidance based on carbohydrate-restriction? Read about A1C, blood sugar, weight, mood, energy, and other changes – straight from readers! Continue Reading »

holiday madness diabetes tips

Effective tips for surviving food-focused gatherings, defeating stress, cooking smart, sneaking in exercise, and optimizing sleep. Plus, clever recipes and great book recommendations! Continue Reading »

hospital diabetes lessons

How I managed my blood sugars after emergency surgery, IV dextrose madness, why CGM is desperately needed in the hospital, the ludicrous cost of fingersticks, and more Continue Reading »

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