Category Archives: Talking Type 1

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Talking Type 1: Ruben Hernandez

Ruben and his wife, Maelyn

Think type 1 diabetes is just for kids? Think again. Ruben was diagnosed as an adult, nearly one year ago. Unfortunately, it ended his military career. 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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Talking Type 1: Rebecca Horn Messner

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Think type 1 diabetes is just for kids? Think again. For Rebecca, diagnosis came at 33 — the same age as when her father was also diagnosed with type 1. Diabetes has given them a special bond, and Rebecca says she’s been fortunate to learn from his ups and downs. Continue reading

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Talking Type 1: Nicole Powers Teets

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Think type 1 diabetes is just for kids? Think again. When Nicole was diagnosed at age 22, she felt like her life had ended before it had even begun. But these days, she counts her blessings. Continue reading

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Manuel’s Story

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My name is Manuel Crespo Torres. I am from Puerto Rico. I am 23 years old and I have had type 1 diabetes since I was 7 years old. Continue reading

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A Red Strider Story

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My experience with type 1 diabetes began in January of 1998, when my mother was first diagnosed at the age of 47. So, when my four-year-old son was diagnosed 13 years later, I thought I knew everything there was to know. 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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