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Fighting Together

Fighting Together

I’m a mother, a daughter, wife, friend, and a type 1 diabetic.   I was diagnosed 37 years ago, at the age of 10, and thrown into a life, much different, than the one I had to leave behind. A new diet, daily injections, no more candy, no sugar at all, and urinating on...
I’m a Stepdad of a Type 1

I’m a Stepdad of a Type 1

As a stepdad to a son with type 1 diabetes, I never really knew what diabetes was all about, but I had to learn as I started taking on responsibilities with Crosby. I didn’t even know what type 1 diabetes was, how to treat it, or what signs or symptoms to watch for....
Growth, T1D, and College

Growth, T1D, and College

When I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes in 2003, my whole life changed – well I think so because frankly, I don’t remember…I was 3. People with diabetes and family members both know that diabetes is a group effort. One person cannot manage it...
T1D Takes on Amusement Parks

T1D Takes on Amusement Parks

Summer is here! It is time to start planning your next fun family outing, which may include an amusement park. Every amusement park has different accommodations for people with disabilities. Many children with type 1 and their parents feel funny about requesting...
New T1D on the Road

New T1D on the Road

As a parent, driving snuck up on me. The allure of having my own personal taxi driver was very appealing, but the idea of giving my child the keys to my car was a little worrisome. Despite her maturity and her responsibility, she was still only 16 and had the...