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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...
Why Mom’s Retreat? Ask Leslie Davis

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...
I Love Someone with T1D

I Love Someone with T1D

Syd: For six years, I went to DYS Hot Shots camp as a camper and for the last 7 years I have been a camp counselor. I have loved every moment being involved with this great organization—meeting new friends and role models, being able to help educate others about T1D,...
Being a College Athlete with T1D

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...
Starting Colllege With T1D

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...
T1D, My Sister, and Me

T1D, My Sister, and Me

Written By Macey Shock (Sibling- Brynn Anspach) Type 1 Diabetes is a life changing diagnosis for not only the individual affected, but the entire family. Almost one year ago, it seemed as though our lives had gotten turned upside down. I will never forget the phone...