DSOK Spotlight

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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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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Just five months later…

By Olivia Hampton My name is Olivia Hampton. I was diagnosed 5 months ago. Before my diagnosis I was running track and field. I didn’t even feel sick. But I sometimes felt bad and never knew why. My stomach hurt. I was every emotional and sometimes I was dizzy. Since I have my sugar under…

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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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