DSOK Spotlight

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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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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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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