Sam Steger’s Story

By Keely Steger and the rest of the Steger Family: Charles, Noah, Sam, Austen, and (new baby!) Harper Just like every T1D family and individual, we have a date we will never forget. For us, diagnosis day came on December 8, 2012. Our son, Sam, was just a couple months shy of his 4th birthday.…

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Finding Support for T1D at Camp

By Mark Carter Spring break during my freshman year in college was a time I will never forget. Unfortunately, the memories I have are not of a beach in Florida, but of a nurse telling me that my blood sugar was 750 and that I needed to be on insulin. It was like a tornado…

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Campers Form Strong Bonds of Friendship

By Kim Boaz-Wilson, RN, BSN, CDE…Mother to one, mother of many Camp Endres Senior, held in early July, welcomed 69 teens to a fun and impactful week. Many friends were reunited and new ones were made. For many of us, each summer camp is like going home to those we love and those who love…

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Camp NoHiLo 2016

By Maddi Fowlkes, DSOK Summer Intern June 6, 2016 was the first day of the 7th annual Camp NoHiLo for children with type 1 diabetes, aged 4-10 years. Of the 60 campers attending Camp NoHiLo, three of them were only 3 years old! This was my first experience being a part of Camp NoHiLo and…

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Wrestling with Diabetes

By Leslie Franklin, student & staff writer at Edmond Memorial High School Type 1 diabetes can affect anyone, but one high school student never suspected that it could happen to him. When Denton Huff was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, he refused to give up his wrestling goals and instead overcame his challenges through hard…

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My Diabetes

My name is Bill Towe. This year represents my 40th anniversary since being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I was diagnosed at age 7 during a required sports physical before our little league baseball season. I never experienced any pre-diagnosis issues, it was dumb luck and timing that lead to my diagnosis. With my upcoming…

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Jerry Finds Hope…

By Mom, Lindsey G. My daughter, Hope, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on the 13th of January 2016 at the age of six. So much information and so many changes to a child’s daily life can be both scary and overwhelming. Thanks to Kim Boaz-Wilson, Diabetes Solutions of Oklahoma, and a special new friend…

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Online Support

By “Mom Marisa” I am four and half years into my new normal with my daughter Whitney. On the day she was diagnosed I felt like my entire world was turned upside down and that I was alone. All of a sudden all the things we used to be able to do without a second…

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