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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Samantha Pihonak

Samantha, husband Jay and son Alex

Our wish for Alex’s future is that he be able to do everything any other kid can do. As long as he is happy and healthy, that’s all we can ask. Continue reading

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Talking Type 1: Brian Watson

Brian Watson

Think type 1 diabetes is just for kids? Think again. A growing number of adults are being diagnosed with it in their 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond. Brian tells his story of being diagnosed with type 1 at age 29. Continue reading

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Five Things to Know about Diabetes and Breastfeeding

The experience of breastfeeding can be special for many reasons. But if you’re a mom out there with type 1 or 2 diabetes, or who developed gestational diabetes during pregnancy, you may have a lot of questions. Continue reading

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On My Own . . . and Letting Go

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

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

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

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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