Category Archives: Family

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Success Story: Jennifer Atkins

Jennifer with her husband and children

I know I have a high risk of developing type 2 someday, because of both my family history and my gestational diabetes. People of Hispanic heritage, like me, are at even higher risk. But I’m doing all I can to prevent or delay it. Continue reading

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Success Story: Ruth Sobieralski

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Elizabeth Dodds

Bryan with their three children in Mexico Beach, Fla.

Bryan is not just his diabetes. He is so much more, and he never lets diabetes get in the way of being an active father. Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Jennifer Atkins

Jennifer with her husband and children

I love someone with diabetes! Actually, I love a whole lot of people with diabetes. I have watched so many of my family members fight this fight. Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Amy Michelle Colbert

Amy and her daughter

When you or someone you love is diagnosed with diabetes, you feel so many things—and it’s all normal. That there are times when it is normal to feel abnormal. It’s okay to feel that diabetes is NOT okay. But know you’re not alone. Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Olga Leonard

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I love two people with diabetes: my husband of 13 years, Trey, and our daughter, who is almost 10. As tough as this disease can be, we as caregivers can show even more toughness, love and support to the ones we love. Continue reading

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Talking Type 1: Melissa Van Nest

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When Melissa was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 29, she knew what she was up against, as her twin sister also has it. Melissa’s career as a pharmacist also gave her a unique perspective on diabetes management — plus a chance to give back. Continue reading

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