When I was diagnosed with T1D, I had just finished my first year as a distance runner at my school. I continued running cross country from middle school through college for a total of 11 years. It was a struggle battling the highs and lows but I did not want to let diabetes stop me. […]
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Two days before I was supposed to go on a trip to Punta Cana with my best friends, I went low and became unconscious. I woke up in the hospital to my family practically canceling my trip for me. I would not let diabetes take this once-in-a-lifetime experience from me. I packed a bag of […]
In 2017, there was a school biking trip where we had the opportunity to bike across the south of France. I was hesitant to go and bike for 2 weeks (8 hours per day) because I was afraid I would struggle with my blood sugars. I purchased a Dexcom and trained on a stationary bike […]
I am a runner and run for my high school’s cross country and track team and this past cross country season was my first sport season with T1D. I wore a small belt bag, called a SpiBelt, to carry my low supplies which at the time were gummies and Clif Energy Chew Bloks. These things […]
I have had hypoglycemia unawareness since I was diagnosed 14 years ago. I found out about diabetic alert dogs when I was a junior in high school and did a bunch of research and fundraising. I ended up getting my best friend Ellie, a chocolate lab, and over the years she has saved my life […]
I’m a 50 yr old woman who has had type 1 diabetes since age 7. My blood sugar is a roller coaster, especially with menopause. I had to quit working as a registered nurse to care for my disabled husband of 33 years and my 77 yr old mentally handicapped aunt. I don’t want to […]
Working as a preschool teacher, I had to gain quick control of my diabetes. Being responsible for these small children and babies, I can’t risk not being able to care for them for even one moment. It was a shock to be misdiagnosed as a type 2 diabetic for 6.5 years and then find out […]
I’m new to Type 1. It’s only been a month since I was diagnosed.
I have been type 1 for 50 years. I have battled lows and highs. I use glucose tabs, candy, and crackers. Trying to stop the roller coaster ride.
I play travel softball and there are times when I can’t play an inning because my blood sugar is low and I don’t feel good. Even when I try to stay over 200 for softball games, I drop fast. It’s not fun to miss an inning and let my team down.
I am a medical student and the stressors/time commitment of medical school make it VERY difficult to create a good plateau. I was diagnosed when I was 5 years old and it’s gotten easier, but is still extremely challenging.
I was just married for the second time in August 2019. My husband has chronic illnesses and just had open-heart surgery. Right now I keep a sling backpack with me so I can hold my snacks for when I go low.