Category Archives: Caregivers

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“This Is Role Reversal. This Is Diabetes.”

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Guadalupe’s mother has been living with him in his Washington, D.C., rowhome for about six months. He’s her caregiver now—which means helping to manage her type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Kelvis & Kelvis Jr.

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Our motivation is to keep our son alive and as healthy as possible at all times. We teach and encourage self-management to ensure he understands the seriousness of his health issue. Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Scott & Arden

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We certainly weren’t expecting that type 1 diabetes would be part of our lives as we planned a family. However, it’s here and the pressure, responsibility and burden of parenting with type 1 does not change our desire to be the parents… Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Annie & Hannah

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I am constantly telling Hannah, “We are never guaranteed tomorrow. If something was to ever happen to me or your dad, I have to know that you will always take care of your body so that you can live a long, fulfilling life.” Continue reading

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Living Long and Prospering with Diabetes: Cyndie Gantt Owen

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If you’re new to diabetes, or a parent of a child with diabetes: Hugs! Although your whole world is spinning at this moment, you will survive. Continue reading

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Living Long and Prospering with Diabetes: Chris Coleman

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Soon I will mark my 46th “diaversary” with type 1 diabetes. Right now, I’m healthy and doing fairly well through a lot of both hard work and luck. Continue reading

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Living Long and Prospering with Diabetes: Randall Barker

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“I have had type 1 diabetes for over 24 years. I also have a daughter with type 1 who was diagnosed two years ago.” Continue reading

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