Unpopular Opinion

“Sometimes you just have to put on lipgloss & pretend to be psyched” -Mindy Kaling This quote is how I’ve been living my life lately, not really knowing what the heck is going on in my life. I’ve been doing the whole fake it til I make it thing because I’m not convinced anyone really…

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Diabetes Spotlight: Tiffany Cooper

My name is Tiffany Cooper, and I am 17 years old. In September of 2006, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Since then, life has been pretty sweet, if ya know what I mean. As a six-year-old, finding out I had a disease was pretty weird for me. I mean c’mon… it is called…

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Connecting with other local T1D families

By Kelly Caven Shortly after our son, Liam, now four years old, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, we attended a support group organized by the Department of Psychology at Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. Parents chatted about different topics, listened to occasional speakers, and the kids played across the hall, supervised by some of…

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Helping students with diabetes

By Elizabeth Boaz-Montzka Hello! My name is Elizabeth Boaz-Montzka and I’ve had type 1 diabetes for 46 years; I’m now 54 years old. I live in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois with my husband and nine-year-old son. We’ve lived here for about three years. I also happen to be Kim Boaz-Wilson’s sister! My diabetes…

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Connecting through diabetes

By Lincoln Keck Twenty years ago this summer I lost my best friend, Nathan, and made a new one, Ryan. My time that summer at camp, and every year since, has made all the difference in the world to me. It was only a couple months before I first went to diabetes camp that I…

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Shared diabetes journeys

By Rayna Zimmerman My sister was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of six; I was sixteen then. My daughter was diagnosed at the ripe age of four; that time, I was 27. To say diabetes plays a big role in my life is an understatement. You see, my mom was a single…

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Diabetes Daily Grind

By Amber Clour Now that National Diabetes Awareness Month has wrapped up, what better topic to write about than the impact the diabetes online community (#DOC) has had on my life. It has been clear time and time again how I did not fully appreciate the value of this random group of souls until I…

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