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On My Own . . . and Letting Go

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Today, we hear from a mother-daughter team about what it’s like to head off to college with diabetes. Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Dawn Rosett Alirez

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Arianna is the most remarkable person we have ever met and she’s only ten! We have never met someone so young who has such a positive outlook in life. She doesn’t let her diabetes stand in her way. She truly is our hero. Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Heather Johnson

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My daughter Anaya was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age three on Dec. 19, 2011. Since then our lives have changed tremendously. Every minute of the day we are worried about her blood glucose getting high or dropping low. Continue reading

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I Love Somone with Diabetes: Holly Seaman

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When I first met Eric, having diabetes was something he did not hide. I remember our first date: He pulled out his medical supplies to test his blood glucose before we ate. Of course, I had many questions for him, and that is where our diabetes journey began. Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Roger Lee Holman

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I love many people with diabetes. It has impacted countless friends and family members. I’ve seen firsthand what happens to a person when they have diabetes. It can be a very hard disease to control (even seems impossible sometimes). Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Elizabeth Carolina Cruz

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I will always love my mom. I just wish I understood diabetes’ consequences when I was younger. Maybe she’d still be here. So now, we focus on my dad. We are determined he will have an easier path than my mom, now that we know diabetes’ destructive effects. Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Jessica Vermaak

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I have a wonderful husband, a sister and a brother—all with type 1 diabetes. Oh, yes, and I am also type 1! It is a joke around my family that you are the odd one out if you don’t need a shot before dinner! Continue reading

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