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Lights, Camera, Alerts

By: Bobby Taylor, Television Production Technician, WKAR-TV I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 9 years old and it was one of the hardest things for my parents and family members to wrap their heads around. My … Continue reading

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The Power of Positivity

By: Katie Murray, Michigan State University Caring for a child with type 1 diabetes is extremely demanding. Parents faced with this complex caregiving role often report feelings of depression, loneliness, isolation, guilt, loss of control, anxiety and increased marital strain. … Continue reading

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Diabetes Camp

My name is Ally, and I have type 1 diabetes. When my mom told me she had signed me up for a week long diabetes camp, I was not happy. Seven days with people I didn’t know, in an unfamiliar … Continue reading

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Sierra the T1D Sister Superhero

By: Christina Sebert, T1D Mom “BEEP. BEEP. BEEP.” The sound is Briana’s Dexcom alarm alerting me that her blood sugar is low. Briana has type 1 diabetes and the Dexcom helps us manage her blood sugar. Before my feet make … Continue reading

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month: Celebrate the Superhero in You

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) impacts more than half a million kids age 0-14 worldwide. Unlike type 2 diabetes, it has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. T1D is an autoimmune disease and management is extremely complex. Kids with T1D … Continue reading

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Three Days That Changed My Life Forever

By: Robert Perkins, kid with type 1 diabetes The only reason I woke up on November 30, 2013, was because I fell out of my bed. It was Thanksgiving break and I had planned to do nothing all day. Little … Continue reading

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Overcoming Diabetes Burnout

By: Johanna Murray, Journalism Major, Western Michigan University Kathryn Finton walks into the classroom on the first day of class looking confident and excited. Her new students shuffle in after her quietly; I am one of them. I notice a … Continue reading

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Why I Train Diabetes Alert Dogs

By: Becky Causey, President, Diabetes Alert Dog Alliance My interest in Diabetes Alert Dog (DAD) training stems from three of my friends who all have children with type 1 diabetes (T1D). I am a dog trainer and breeder, and I thought … Continue reading

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MSU Writer’s Workshop Teen Stories from the SE Michigan JDRF TypeOneNation Summit

This past May, the Southeast Michigan chapter of JDRF held their annual TypeOneNation Summit. This summit includes an all-day event for teens, called Teen Central. Michigan State University MyT1D Hero researchers held a writer’s workshop during the Teen Central Event. … Continue reading

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You Get to Choose

By Amanda Bock The events we experience as we age mold and shape us into the individuals we are. How, exactly, we let ourselves be molded and shaped is entirely up to us. In the words of Wayne W. Dyer, … Continue reading

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