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 […]

JDRF FY2014 Annual Report Released

Thanks for making the 2013-2014 a great year for JDRF and the type one community in Central PA! Many exciting things have happened this year in T1D research, and the Central PA Chapter of JDRF raised $1.3 million to support this research. We couldn’t have done it without you! Check out the full Annual Report

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. […]

Walker Family Walks for a Cure

A guest post by Bessie Walker, mother of two boys with T1D. Nicholas was 5 when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in April 2013. For a few months before we thought something was off. He was often tired and spacey. All of a sudden he started wetting the bed and as extremely thirsty. I made an appointment with […]

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 […]