Inspirational Stories
Living with diabetes isn't always easy, but it need not define or limit you. Meet people who are facing diabetes head on and coming out winners.
Diabetes Cure: A Researcher with Type 1 Works to Understand the Cause of the Disease As a Way to Cure It
Diabetes researcher Thomas Delong lives with type 1 diabetes. His work to understand what triggers the disease may pave the way to preventing it from developing in the first place. Learn more about his fascinating research.
Managing Type 1 Diabetes: Stories and Tips from Those Who Are Type 1 of a Kind
Need help with the management of type 1 diabetes? Find inspirational stories and tips on balancing blood sugar levels and controlling diabetes symptoms here.
Type 1 Diabetes Can't Stop This Athletic 11-Year-Old from Pursuing Her Dreams
11-Year-old Allie doesn't let type 1 diabetes stop her. This summer, Allie will live and play with other kids with type 1 from July 31 to August 4 at the Chris Dudley Basketball Camp, thanks to winning a scholarship the camp gifted to OnTrack Diabetes.
Hiker with Type 1 Takes on the Appalachian Trail
Cat Pugh, a 23-year-old with type 1 diabetes, will set out this month to tackle the Appalachian Trail with hopes of hiking 2,190 miles from Georgia to Maine. Join her journey as she post regular updates from the trail. #CatHikes
Eric & Peety: A True Story of Healing, Inspiration and Reversing Type 2 Diabetes
At 330 pounds, Eric O'Grey had tried every diet, including Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, and Nutrisystem. He'd lose some weight, only to regain it all back and then some. But life took an interesting turn for O'Grey after a visit to a naturopathic doctor and a local dog shelter.
Robin Arzon On Her Type 1 Diagnosis and Why She Decided to 'Shut Up and Run'
In February of 2014, 25-year-old Robin Arzon, a NYC-based marathoner and Peloton cycling instructor, was preparing for a race when she found herself feeling extremely thirsty and fatigued. A visit to the doctor for a blood test turned out to be a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes Alert Dogs to the Rescue
Learn about the benefits—and pitfalls— of diabetic alert dogs. If you have type 1 diabetes and are hypoglycemic unawareness, an alert dog can help keep you safe.
Insulin-Free for the First Time in 26 Years
Wendy Peacock, a Texas attorney and mom with severe type 1 diabetes, made medical history in August when she became the first recipient of a breakthrough islet cell transplant procedure developed by the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at UHealth — University of Miami Health System.
Type 1 Diabetes for Mom and Son
Coping with a lifetime of type I diabetes is one thing. Learning that your child has the disease, too, is way harder to handle. Just ask Debbie Bonney, 37, a mom of two who lives in Manchester, Maryland. She learned three years ago that her son Brady, now eight, has diabetes, too.