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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,...
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...