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 […]

No Days Off from T1D

Even on the biggest days of their lives, T1Ds have to constantly manage their diabetes and think about things people without T1D take for granted. Weddings, graduation, prom, that big presentation for your job, even when they are on vacation – T1D is not. Big life events are exciting and at times stressful for everyone. […]

From Teenage T1D Struggles to Strong T1D

A A Guest Post by T1D Brooke Diabetes is all I’ve ever known. Unlike most of my peers, I never had to make the awkward transition from “normal” childhood to a new way of life. I was diagnosed at 11 months old and celebrated my first birthday in the hospital. There were downsides to being the […]

Father, Husband, Teacher, Coach … and T1D

A Guest Post by T1D Lee Hawley My story (as all of ours is) has its’ own unique timeline, frustration, learning curve, and joy. It “officially” started September 5th, 2012. I was 32 at the time and my wife and I just welcomed our first child into our family two weeks prior. My weight loss […]

No, Eating That Candy Won’t Kill Me

A Guest Post by Robbie Matthews One of the biggest things I wish people would understand is that I’m not going to die from eating something with sugar in it. If you really take the time to read food labels (boring as it might be), you’ll notice that nearly everything has sugar in it. And […]

Having It All – Balancing Life, Work, and T1D

Adam has had type one diabetes for 27 years. Originally from York, he now lives in Baltimore and does Slate and Copper roofing- Historic restoration/repair, Real Estate Investor, and DJs by night. He also plays ice hockey, likes cycling, tattoos, music and traveling. Adam is a busy guy, always on the go. He has to find […]