Summer Vacations & Traveling with T1D

Guest post by Kenny Stank As summer approaches, it would be good to see what kind of questions/thoughts come up, as you get ready to travel/vacation. I will give you some information to keep in mind. Let us know in the comments how you handle traveling with T1D, and any other tips/topics you think might […]

Local T1D Teen in Running for Alpaca Princess

Marissa Shoemaker is a 15 year old type 1 diabetic. She was diagnosed October 13, 2009 during her routine yearly physical. Now a freshman at Spring Grove High School, Marissa is in the running to be the Pennsylvania Alpaca Princess. Marissa has been interested in alpacas since 2012, when she attended a local open house at […]

Rockin’ the Cure

Noelle Buckwalter rocks. And this  year, as the JDRF Gala Fund-A-Cure Ambassador, she is going Rock the Cure. Noelle was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) on May 31, 2013 – a day she and her family will never forget. At 10 years of age Noelle had to come to terms with the word “forever”. […]

Running for T1D is a Family Affair

The Gray family has found a passion for running, and has turned that passion into a family activity that has a positive impact for the son Rylan, who has type one diabetes (T1D). Through their running they raise awareness and funds for T1D, all while staying healthy and doing something together as a family. Team […]

T1D Spotlight – Leah

A Guest Post by Stephanie Libhart Leah was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) when she was three years old. Because we, her parents, did not know the signs of T1D, we almost lost her. Luckily her grandfather, a respiratory therapist, recognized the sweet smell on her breath. He saved her life. Had she not made it to the […]

Meet a JDRF Mentor

A Guest Post by Linda Goles-Long It is almost impossible to remember life before Friday, July 17, 2009, when our 2 year old son, Ryan, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). We didn’t know the first thing about T1D nor did we know anyone who had it. It was devastating, frightening and absolutely overwhelming. We […]

Father and Son Share in T1D Experiences

Guest Post by Jeremy Bouse I’ve been a type one diabetic almost 18 years. Zander has been a type one diabetic 1 1/2 years. When Zander was diagnosed with type one diabetes (T1D) I already had 5 summers in volunteering at T1D camps for kids 8 to 18. Even though I had more than enough experience […]

What I’m Thankful for

A guest post by Sue Latournas As November is National diabetes month, and in honor of Thanksgiving, I would like to share some of the things I am most thankful for. 1) Parents, husband, friends, and my 8 siblings who did their best to keep me safe & well over the past 56 years of living […]