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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...

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....

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 alone. Growing up...

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...

DYS is Pure Michigan

For years DYS has served Michigan type 1 families, but we have dedicated 2019 to doing it better. Last year we launched a successful chapter in Findlay, Ohio, and are replicating the model in Michigan. Our goal is to bring programming up north, so more families can...

DYS Heroes End on a High Note

Our volunteers are the backbone of DYS. Don and Connie Smith, two of our valuable volunteers,have been raising money for camp for 16 years. This year they raised $30,115. That makes the grand total raised since 2004 - $273,364. Wow! That's a lot of campers that were...

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...

Life with T1D and Celiac Disease

When Ella was diagnosed with T1D there was so much to learn. We went to see the nutritionist, memorized carb counts, and learned how to make dosing decisions. The health coach from our insurance said we needed to get her tested for Celiac since they are both...

Local Love from Waterville

For the last 12 years, Waterville watering hole, Mad Anthony’s Tavern, celebrates Thanksgiving weekend giving back to the community.  Each year Mad Anthony’s Tavern hosts a benefit to raise money and awareness for a local organization.  For the second time, this year,...

Why Mom’s Retreat? Ask Leslie Davis

I have been attending the mom’s retreats at Diabetes Youth Services for the past 3 years.  I look forward to getting together with the friends that I’ve made and meeting new friends as well.  Not only is it a great support group for moms but it is also a time to relax...