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Parents Talking Type 1: Brynn Owings

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I called his pediatrician’s office on a Wednesday, knowing something wasn’t right. They agreed that Brody was probably just drinking so much because of the heat. But they told me that if he didn’t improve in a week, to call back and they would test him for diabetes. Continue reading

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Juggling Exercise with Type 1 Diabetes

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People with type 1 diabetes may have fears of experiencing hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) while exercising regularly. Continue reading

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Talking Type 1: Jennifer Becker

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Think type 1 diabetes is just for kids? Think again. Jennifer’s first sign was a rash that appeared after her trip to the Grand Canyon. Symptoms persisted for another 16 months before she was diagnosed, at age 38. Now, she aims to compete in one event every year to raise money to Stop Diabetes! Continue reading

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Talking Type 1: Karen French

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Think type 1 diabetes is just for kids? Think again. Karen was diagnosed just as she became pregnant with her first child, but she went on to have two beautiful and healthy daughters, one of whom also has type 1. Read her story! Continue reading

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Talking Type 1: Jennifer Cuddeback

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Think type 1 diabetes is just for kids? Think again. Jennifer, 38, was waiting for her husband to run a half-marathon when she stopped by the event’s health screening booth. Her blood glucose results came as a big surprise. Continue reading

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Talking Type 1: Brittani Leopold

Brittani is a Red Rider in her local Tour de Cure!

Think type 1 diabetes is just for kids? Think again. Brittani was a 25-year-old newlywed and new home owner when she was diagnosed a few days before Thanksgiving 2009. Now she’s a Red Rider in her local Tour de Cure! Continue reading

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Talking Type 1: Rich White

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Think type 1 diabetes is just for kids? Think again. Rich was on a business trip when he started experiencing strange symptoms. On a whim he went to a pharmacy and bought a blood glucose meter. The reading came back simply “HI” — what did that mean? Continue reading

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