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  • Brent Darah and Elena Kirkbride   When I first met Elena, I did not know she was a Type 1 diabetic. I didn’t learn until later when I spent more time getting to know her. It was really interesting lea

  • Many people use the New Year as an opportunity to reflect on your past and start setting goals for your future. Among many common resolutions is a goal relating to health and wellness, which is e

  • “Now that you’re pregnant, your sugars have to be perfect…and I mean perfect”. Even though I had just been told the news I had been hoping for, the caution from the nurse about my diabetes were the on

  • grew up a healthy, average little girl who loved to play sports, dance, act, and sing. At the age of seven, my family and I moved to a new town. I started losing a lot of weight, drinking lots of wat

  • 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.

  • 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 taugh

  • 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 diaver

  • 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

  • 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 feel

  • 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 r