Category Archives: Talking Type 1

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Parents Talking Type 1: Sue Carnicle

I am a worrier and she is a free spirit. Kendra knows what she should do, but she doesn’t always make the best choices. It’s difficult for me to let go—we’ve been doing this together for almost nine years. I’m trying, and quite frankly I have no choice because she leaves for college in the fall. Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Charles Pennington

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Not until Doran left for college was I able to just let it go. I had to. He is now 19 and he just finished his freshman year at the University of Texas in Austin. Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Matt and Cathy Clynch

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Chase did not display the normal symptoms of diabetes until the day he was diagnosed. As a teenager, he was growing like crazy (4 to 5 inches over about a 6-month span), so we just thought the “slimming down” was from his height gain. Continue reading

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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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