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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 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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Talking Type 1: Barb Duster Friedhoff

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Think type 1 diabetes is just for kids? Think again. Barb, who has a family history of type 1, was diagnosed in her mid-40s. Soon after, her oldest son got the same news. Now they’re both dedicated to spreading awareness and fundraising. Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Brooke Wheeler

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The story I am sharing is of when our life with diabetes began . . . Friday afternoon, Nov. 7, 2008, the day our 21-month-old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. It is a day that is still so vivid in my memory. Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Jessica Miller

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Diabetes is a disease that affects the whole family, especially when a child is diagnosed. Parents of children diagnosed with diabetes face overwhelming, and sometimes frightening, questions such as: How can I strike the balance between caring and hovering? Will she ever be able to eat sweets again? How will I ever be able to let him go out on his own? Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Mila’s Story

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Seven years ago, type 1 diabetes knocked on the door of our home. Since Friday, June 2, 2006, it has become part of our family. My relationship with it is completely personal and very close to my heart. Continue reading

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Keeping Your Child Safe at School This Fall

Tracy Milligan has been a dedicated diabetes advocate for her son Jared, and for all children living with diabetes in Florida.

It’s Aug. 1, which means the crisp fall days of a new school year are fast approaching. While children across the country are picking up new Superman backpacks and Sponge Bob Square Pants lunch boxes, the families of kids with diabetes have a longer list of supplies to gather, tasks to complete and concerns to address. Continue reading

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