Category Archives: All in the Family

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Parents Talking Type 1: Kelvis & Kelvis Jr.

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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Miss South Carolina 2015: Paving the Way to Stop Diabetes®

I am Daja Dial, Miss South Carolina 2015, and I am an advocate for people with type 1 and 2 diabetes. My brother lives with type 1, my grandmother has prediabetes and my great-grandmother, at 92 years old, is blind from complications of type 2. Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Annie & Hannah

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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Parents Talking Type 1: Nick and Emma

We recently asked our Facebook and Twitter communities to send us their stories—specifically, what it’s like to be the parent of a child living with type 1 diabetes. Having received a lot of wonderful stories, we’re excited to present these … Continue reading

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All in the Family: Esmeralda Cortez

Esmeralda Cortez

Diabetes has made us closer and taught us never to take family for granted. At times you wish you were like the rest, not worrying about your blood glucose, not waking up at night feeling dizzy or thirsty because you are low or high. Continue reading

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All in the Family: Jennifer Mosier

Jenn with son Gavin as an infant

Growing up, I was never worried about developing diabetes myself. But when I became a parent, I did worry about my kids getting it. Continue reading

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All in the Family: Amber Cole

Amber and her three sons

For the most part I never worried about developing type 1 myself, but knowing it skips a generation in my family, I knew it was a very real possibility for one of my children or nephews. Continue reading

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