Category Archives: Talking Type 1

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Why I Am a Diabetes Advocate: Allison Holdgreve

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When I was 6 years old, my life changed FOREVER when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Now I am 11, and FOREVER is a long time.
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25 Legends: Hillary Liber

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When I was first diagnosed, I was terrified. My doctor recognized my fear, held my hands in his and asked me what scared me. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Ashlynn’s Story

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In April 2015, Ashlynn was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and her access to CREST activities became more limited. Ashlynn’s mother, Audrey, learned that the program would not train its staff to administer glucagon. Glucagon is sometimes necessary when a person with diabetes experiences extremely low blood glucose, also known as hypoglycemia. Continue reading

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Living with Diabetes in College: Deanelle

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One of my first such experiences was at the American Diabetes Association’s Camp Carolina Trails in King, North Carolina. Attending camp was the first time I met a large group of people with diabetes. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Kevin’s Story

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Sandy of Encinitas, California, needed some help on behalf of her son Kevin, a seventh grader. Kevin, who has type 1 diabetes, had a 504 Plan in elementary school, but it didn’t carry over to his new school. He needed a new 504 Plan to ensure that he would be treated fairly, stay medically safe and have the same access to education as his peers in middle school. Continue reading

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Living with Diabetes in College: Eddie

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Diabetes management and anxiety can take a very significant toll on you — it’s something that needs to be addressed more than it is. Too seldom do we take the time to slow down and recognize that the management of our disease is difficult and extremely stressful. Continue reading

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“Something Just Isn’t Right”: Reflections on Our Daughter’s Type 1 Diagnosis

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Though we have adapted to life with diabetes, I will never forget how scary that experience was. It’s not something you ever want to go through as a parent. I so wish that Cassidy’s type 1 had been picked up sooner. Continue reading

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