Tag Archives: children with diabetes

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

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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Keeping Up With the Diabetes News

Diabetes ought to be front-page news year-round; we need a robust national conversation to fuel the fight against America’s most urgent chronic health crisis. Diabetes, in all its forms, is a very serious disease. But while every headline shines a much-needed spotlight, it can also leave room for confusion about type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

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Why I Give: Isabella’s Story

Hello! My name is Isabella (Bella) and I live in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. I am on the Junior Olympic Archery team and on a drill swim team. Archery and swimming are my favorite hobbies because they’re so much fun AND they keep me active, which helps control my blood sugar levels. Continue reading

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Why I Give: George’s Story

At the age of 7, my daughter Audra was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. As her condition deteriorated throughout her college years, she had kidney failure. Although I donated a kidney to her on her 26th birthday to extend her life, she passed away from long-term complications in 2012 at the age of 34. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Kamdyn’s Story

On Kamdyn’s second day in the program, her blood glucose level began to drop a bit, but was still within a normal range. Chelesa explained over the phone how to give Kamdyn some gummies to treat the dropping blood glucose. Continue reading

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We’re Dedicated to Safe at School Progress

Unfortunately, many students face discrimination because of their diabetes. The goal of the American Diabetes Association’s Safe at School campaign is for school to be a safe—and a fair—place for every child with diabetes. Continue reading

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Life with Diabetes in Syria

I was a third-year medical student when my 9-year-old brother M. was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) back home in our native Syria. It was very traumatizing event, and it triggered my interest in becoming a pediatric endocrinologist. Continue reading

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