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Meet our 2020 DYS Honorary Chair, Terry Bossert.

Diabetes Youth Services is excited to highlight 2020 Connection Gala Honorary Chair Terry Bossert. Terry will be recognized as DYS’s Honorary Chair at the 2020 Connection Gala on November 13th....

Meet our 2020 DYS Honorary Chair, Terry Bossert.

Diabetes Youth Services is excited to highlight 2020 Connection Gala Honorary Chair Terry Bossert. Terry will be recognized as DYS’s Honorary Chair at the 2020 Connection Gala on November 13th. Terry has a passion for helping others, especially children. Terry...

The Day My Sister was Diagnosed with T1D

Being a big sister can be a huge responsibility. You must set an example of yourself, in order to help take part in raising the younger siblings. However, truthfully, my younger sister Somer has taught me more about strength than I could have ever offered her. When...

Why Should You Celebrate Your 10 Year Diaversary?

              Celebrating the day you were diagnosed with a chronic autoimmune disease may not seem exciting to most, but to my diabesties and I, it truly is a celebration. This June I celebrated my ten year diaversary. Ten whole...

Connection is Key

Here at Diabetes Youth Services, we strive to connect families living with type 1 diabetes to other families going through the same challenges they are facing. Families with a child who manage type 1 diabetes often feel isolated and alone. We offer a variety of...

Devon’s DYS Journey

      When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I didn’t know what to expect because it was super scary and full of unknowns. It was my senior year of high school and I was 17 years old. I was already feeling lost and being diagnosed with type 1...

Holiday Tips and Tricks

The holidays can be a stressful time for all of us, but for parents of a child with type 1 diabetes, that stress can be even harder. With holiday’s right around the corner, we would like to help you reduce that stress, so our tip this month is to plan ahead. The more...

I’m a Pediatric Nurse, What’s Your Superpower

Kids/Counselors: “Wait, are you a camper?” or “Hey, are you a counselor?” Me: “No, I am a nurse!” Pediatric Nurses Week (October 7th-11th) was a few weeks ago and had me reflecting on camp and my career as a pediatric nurse. The conversation above pretty much summed...

Through the Eyes of a Type 1 Grandparent

Our lives are marked by days we will remember forever. Like the day we get married, or the day(s) our children are born. But then there are days you never expect will happen, but are now remembered for how quickly life changed. The day when my two granddaughters were...

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

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....

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