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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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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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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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