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Through the Eyes of a Type 1 Grandparent

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

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

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

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,...