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“Something Just Isn’t Right”: Reflections on Our Daughter’s Type 1 Diagnosis

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Though we have adapted to life with diabetes, I will never forget how scary that experience was. It’s not something you ever want to go through as a parent. I so wish that Cassidy’s type 1 had been picked up sooner. Continue reading

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Living with Diabetes in College: Jess

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After already living with type 1 diabetes for 12 years, going off to school was like being diagnosed all over again. As I progressed in my academic career, I realized taking care of diabetes on my own was much more demanding than it had ever been before. Continue reading

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Live. Work. Play: Diana’s Diabetes Story

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Nearly three years later, I feel more committed than ever and in debt to the Association for all the help and support I’ve received as a volunteer, an employee and a person living with diabetes. Continue reading

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Living with Diabetes in College: Erykah

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College is extremely time-consuming; you are a student all day, every day. But when dealing with a chronic illness, you have to take time to take care of yourself. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Alicia and Darcie’s Story

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Alicia Shantz of Dearborn, Michigan, was looking at a police officer job listing for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office when she noticed something odd. Continue reading

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Living with Diabetes in College: Dorian

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When talking to friends about diabetes, I am very open and honest about my lifestyle. I make sure to explain diabetes in a simple way to make it easier for my friends to understand. I answer all their questions because I am flattered that they are interested in learning about diabetes. Continue reading

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Living with Diabetes in College: Arianna

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I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the middle of finals week during my sophomore year of college, about a year ago. It was a scary experience. Continue reading

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