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Mother of Three: Two Kids, and Type 1 Diabetes
Hi! My name is Charlotte, I live in Belgium, am happily married, and am a mother to two beautiful kids. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 15. It has been more than 22 years that I have been living with this chronic disease. The first 15 years I helped myself with injections and ...
May 22, 2017
Why I Helped Save Camp Ho Mita Koda
Until Monday, October 25, 1999, I was a “normal” second grader. One afternoon, my mom picked me up from the bus stop and told me I was not going to ballet class. She brought me to an appointment at my pediatrician’s office where I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes by our family nurse ...
May 16, 2017
“Good Morning Carolina, Did You Know You Were a Diabetic?”
“Good morning Carolina. I need you to come back for a shot of insulin and IV fluids immediately. Did you know you were diabetic?” That was the unwanted wake-up call I received the morning of Friday, February 26, 2016. I had been feeling terrible for weeks and just spent the night drinking ...
May 8, 2017
How Diabetes Changed My Life
At the age of 16, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. It was the worst day of my life. I was devastated. At the time I was a competitive tennis player in Sweden and had represented my country on several occasions in the European and World championships. I was in the best physical shape of my ...
May 8, 2017
How I Accepted My Type 1 Diabetes
My name is Rebecca Sellin. I’m 22 years old and I live in a city called Jönköping in Sweden. Right now I’m studying to become a pre-school teacher at Jönköping University. I’ve been living with type 1 diabetes for the past 6 years, but sometimes it feels like even longer, because I ...
May 1, 2017
25 Years of Type 1 Diabetes
On Friday 13th, 1992 at the age of 13 I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It was also a historic flood in my town and looking back on the pictures from it, I could clearly see how sick I was. I had all the classics symptoms: thirst, urination, significant weight loss, fatigue and looked gaunt ...
April 25, 2017
Living With My Diabetes Diva
I have been living with my Diabetes Diva for nearly six years now. Six years filled with drama, sleepless nights, and frustration, but also amazing memories and lots of special encounters with inspiring people from all over the world. I got diagnosed with a pensionary at the age of 14 on my ...
April 17, 2017
When Life Is Not Kind To You, Be Kind To Life
Sometimes you feel like life is not kind to you, but if you are kind to life, it makes it a better place. I was 21 years old in 1999 when I was diagnosed with IBD / Chrons disease. I had my first bowel surgery in January 2000. Since then, my life has been crazy with surgeries. I have been ...
April 10, 2017
The First Canadian T1D to Climb Mt. Everest
Sebastien Sasseville was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 22. He recalls being faced with a choice: cave in and let the disease get the best of him or grab the obstacle by the hand learn to live well with it. Despite reaching the summit of Mt Everest to prove that diabetes should never keep ...
April 3, 2017
A Personal Story of Struggle and Triumph over Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a devastating and aggressive form of cancer. It is most often caused by exposure to asbestos, a harmful natural mineral that was used for decades in a variety of applications. Getting a diagnosis of this type of cancer can feel like your world is ending; the prognosis is rarely ...
March 27, 2017
Why I Hate Diabetes, But Love Being A Diabetic
Diagnosed just a little over seven years ago, diabetes has become “the norm”. By now, the carb counting, injecting in public, and answering looks and questions from strangers when I stab a needle in my stomach, is all second nature; it doesn’t phase me anymore. But, when I was first ...
March 20, 2017
Accepting Diabetes And Using Social Media For Positivity
My name is Rowena. I am a professional dancer/ choreographer/ instructor based in Liverpool, UK. I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2014, 2 days before my 24 I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2014, 2 days before my 24thbirthday. During the lead up to diagnosis, I had all of the classic...
March 13, 2017
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