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Being a College Athlete with T1D

My name is Katherine Garver and I play Lacrosse at Lourdes University, and I have Type 1 Diabetes. Playing college sports is such an amazing experience and opportunity. It can be difficult to...

Being a College Athlete with T1D

My name is Katherine Garver and I play Lacrosse at Lourdes University, and I have Type 1 Diabetes. Playing college sports is such an amazing experience and opportunity. It can be difficult to balance school, practice, workouts, AND manage diabetes on top of it all. It...

Why DYS? Ask Madelynn Whitman

My name is Madelynn Whitman and I have been a registered nurse for 10 years. My professional background is in school nursing and occupational health and wellness. My first year as a school nurse, parents of a newly diagnosed type 1 student asked DYS to come and train...

Starting Colllege With T1D

Entering the first year of college comes with the normal fears that everyone has in common. The normal college experiences are practically guaranteed for every trembling freshman, but I had the added responsibility of navigating the lessons of independence while...

Why Camp? Ask Jenn Wagener.

When your child is diagnosed with type one diabetes a million things goes through your mind. One of the thought was -  how is my child going to get by each day when they grow up.? Will they be able to cope will the daily routine of type one? That was a question that...

Do your words really matter?

"A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever." -Jessamyn West How many times have you been badly hurt by a few words? Sometimes even by good-intention loved ones or close friends. We teach our children that “sticks and stones make break my...

Why Camp? Ask Morgan Munroe.

Hi I’m Morgan. I have been a DYS camper since I was seven years old. This summer I will be a counselor for Little Shots and I could not be more excited. I attended Little Shots camp for 3 years and then made my way up to Big Shots for 6 years. Being a camper has...

Your Home Away from Home

You may know or have heard about the Ronald McDonald House, located on the campus of ProMedica Toledo Hospital. You may have even spent some time there at one point. But did you know all that the house can provide for you? The Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Ohio...

Why Leadership? Ask Emily Yensch.

Being the only diabetic in my family and only having a few supporters, it was very important to find a group of people who understood diabetes. Instead, I found a lot more. I found a family. With this came a lot of leadership opportunities for me. I love...

My Purse Has Diabetes Too

You or your child may have type 1 diabetes, but did you know your purse does too?  We asked a few women in our DYS family to give us a peek into their purse.  Can you relate? How does your purse compare to these? I am a mom with TWO kids...