Inspirational Stories

This year, I challenge you to take a really honest look at how you think about yourself and your diabetes.

For me, being a teenager with type 1 diabetes (T1D) was lonely. It’s supposed to be the age where kids just pick up and go on crazy unplanned adventures without a second thought. Having T1D, I didn’t feel comfortable with that.

I can remember what it felt like those first few weeks.
My little girl was only three years old, with numerous other complications & disabilities including ones that made communicating difficult.

Parenthood presents a unique set of challenges when you live with a chronic condition like Type 1 Diabetes. But those situations offer equally unique opportunities to teach your children about patience, compassion, and understanding.

Living with Type 1 Diabetes makes for a complicated relationship within yourself. Yet it can find you emerging daily with a strength and resilience you did not know you had.

Hi my favorite diabuddies,

I am back with an exciting blog to share with you guys! 

I really wanted to write about this subject last year but since travel was on hold because of the pandemic, I decided to wait before sharing it so more people could use my tips.

David van der Vloet is from Belgium and an avid cyclist and triathlete. He also lives with type 1 diabetes.

Khalid Keshta was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2011 on the day of his 18th birthday. It’s a familiar story to begin with. He remembers it all very clearly, “I started to lose a lot of weight, yet I was athletic.

Imagine if you can, having a child, where every single doctor’s appointment you’re holding your breath.
Because you’re either getting news about another surgery needed, or sucker punched with a new diagnosis. 

Living with type 1 diabetes comes with a unique badge of life experience that most of those around you will never fully understand. The Pod Squad, on the other hand, knows exactly what it’s like to juggle blood sugar levels every day around exercise, food, stress, hormones, work, and life! 

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