I am a stay at home mom to two beautiful, happy boys and wifey to my best friend. I enjoy being outside everyday. I love my morning coffee and enjoy a good workout that can release a little stress. I have my black belt In Shotokan Karate and have competed for Canada at the Pan American games!
I’ve met a lot of people with type 1 diabetes, diagnosed at various ages and as a result, I’m grateful that I was diagnosed at a young age. I was around 10 years old and it was during the Summer break from school. I was clearly very unwell and exhausted, despite usually being a really physically active kid.
We are sisters and type 1 Diabetics. Margaret was diagnosed at 11 years old and has had type 1 diabetes for 11 years. Anna was diagnosed at 21 years old and has had type 1 diabetes for 4 years. We grew up in South Carolina and are super fortunate to have both parents in the medical field who somewhat understood type 1 diabetes whenever Margaret was first diagnosed. Margaret had been a type 1 diabetic for 8 years whenever Anna was diagnosed so we were able to help each other and learn more together.
I’m a copywriter, a content planner and a creative project coordinator. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 20 years old.
Emotionally, it was tough. I couldn’t come to terms with a sudden “lifelong, chronic condition without a cure”. I especially hated the prospect of injecting myself multiple times a day for the rest of my life. I also struggled to accept that even if I followed the guidelines, correct behaviour and protocols, I wouldn’t be necessarily improving, let alone curing my condition. I would just be maintaining or preserving my health. It seemed a lot of work just to stay ‘normal’.
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in February 2020. I currently work in IT where I specialize in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics. I love meeting new people, sports, and the outdoors. Ever since being diagnosed I have connected and interacted with many T1D’s who are supportive and it allows me to see how other people deal with it. It has given me the confidence to share my T1D journey.
I am currently living with Type 1 diabetes. I am about to get married to the love of my life and we have the best dog ever, his name is Axle! I am a really laid back easy going person but love to enjoy life, we go camping, fishing, hiking and riding all the time. I love to be outside!
I’m an Australian registered dietitian living with MODY diabetes who loves a good brunch and beach run. I have a twin sister (who doesn’t have diabetes) which has taught me not to compare myself to others.
I’m an athlete and a personal trainer with type 1 diabetes since 2012. When I was 7 I started karate professionally and my routine life is to exercise everyday, running and stay healthy by eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle.
I’m a dancer and I was diagnosed at the age of 6 with diabetes type 1. I have my own instagram account @t1d.cece and I am a JDRF youth ambassador. I grew up with diabetes type 1 since I was 6. It was easier to manage at first but as I started getting older it became difficult to manage emotionally.
I was born and raised in South Carolina. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on January 13th 1988, attended college in North Carolina, was a golf professional for 10 years, got married to my now husband in July 2013 and I am in the process of adopting 2 kids through our local County Agency. We live on just over 4 acres in Woodstock, Georgia, participate in our local community in several ways and attend church at Ebenezer UMC.
Currently I do things old school with multiple daily injections . I am using Humalog and Tresiba insulin. I have used quite a few, it seems I have to take new insulins every time my insurance changes. The ones I remember include Regular, Lente, Ultralente, Humalog, Novolog, Lantus and Tresiba.
Currently I take 4 times a day Metformin pills. I don’t take any insulin and I never used any other form of medication. It alway have been some brand of Metformin. The dosage has changed with different doctors.
I was diagnosed when I was 9 years old. It has been a really tough journey throughout the years, especially because of the complications I got. I’m fighting with severe neuropathy, permanent feeding tube over the smaller intestines due to gastroparesis (stomach paralysis) and I I’m wheelchair bound. My diabetes broke down a lot of nerves and muscle tissue which made me unable to walk around normally.
I grow up with diabetes. It was easy at first because my mom was helpful the first few months. Then my cousin which was also a type one diabetic gave my soooo many tips and helped a lot along with my aunt. I tried to hide it for a while. It’s only been recently that I tell people I’m diabetic. I use to only tell people when it was necessary.