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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...
Reflections from a Type 1

Reflections from a Type 1

Diabetes is something that you have to learn to deal with. There is no easy answer on how to do that. There is no easy way to live a “normal” life. However, it is not something that has to hold you back. Here are some bits of knowledge that I have learned over the 23...