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Keep Kids in Touch After Diabetes Camp

By Jaime Caldwell When you dropped your child off at Type 1 Diabetes camp with Diabetes Solutions of Oklahoma (DSOK), they spent a week of long summer days bonding with fellow campers. At the last day of camp there were plenty of hugs, tears, and promises to stay in touch; promises that nothing would break…

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Taking Denial to New Levels

By Robin Munger Our diabetes story doesn’t begin like most other stories. It does not begin in the hospital in a state of emergency. Our son did not start his diabetes journey holding on to life by a thread while we waited and watched, terrified that our child might not make it to tomorrow. Our…

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Camp Endres Junior 2015

By Kim Boaz Wilson The summer camp sessions for 2015 have come to an end. It makes me sad in many ways. We’ve only been gone from camp for a few short days and I miss them all so much. We have to wait another year to have our whole camp family together again. But…

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Camp NoHiLo Nurse

By Susan Boggs, MS, BSN, RN, NCSN, Putnam City Schools The school day can be a daunting task for all children at times, and in particular for children with Type 1 Diabetes. As a School Nurse, I partner with children, parents, healthcare providers and teachers in an effort to provide a smooth transition from home…

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Growing up in Western Oklahoma

By Ashley Oakes Baldwin I’m 32 years old, and have had diabetes for over 25 years now. I was diagnosed in the second grade. At the time, I was the ONLY person in my county in western Oklahoma with Type 1 diabetes. We spent two weeks in the ICU for treatment and education. At the…

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Interning to Support Others

By Cari Ledbetter My name is Cari Ledbetter. I have had type 1 diabetes for 14 years, which led me realizing the passion I have for helping others with type 1 diabetes, and my internship with Diabetes Solutions of Oklahoma. I recently graduated with a degree in Community/Public Health from the University of Central Oklahoma.…

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Life’s Unexpected Journey

By David Britton Hi, my name is David Britton and I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on April 2nd, 1998. At the time, the only thing that really upset me about my diagnosis was the fact that I was not diagnosed on April 1st which I felt would have been a fun day to…

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DSOK Spotlight: Secretly Disconnecting

By Heather Lackey, MS, RD/LD, CDE, BC-ADM… and PWD This month, our Diabetes Spotlight in not shinning bright on a person who has diabetes, but instead, a problem that is often under-reported, overlooked and even ignored. To begin, I observed the 34 year old female in my office secretly disconnect from her insulin pump and…

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DSOK Spotlight: Robbie Austin

By Robbie Austin “Knock knock.” “Who’s there?” “Not your pancreas.” TYPE 1 DIABETES! My name is Robbie and I was diagnosed with Diabetes in February of 1998. I was in the 6th grade and scared to death. I remember while I was in the hospital, my class sent a signed poster board paper. One particular…

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DSOK Spotlight: Monica Storozyszyn

By Monica Storozyszyn Note from the director: This month’s spotlight was written this past November and posted to a blog. It was recently shared with me and I would now like to share it with all of you. ~ KBW For many, November has been requisitioned to serve as the keeper of a memory. It…

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