#WeSwipedRight: How I Met My Husband on Tinder

By Carlie Widner I’ve never been one to ask for help. I didn’t want to be on a dating app. I felt like using a dating app was “asking for help” so I put it off for a long time. I was more of a “traditional dater” and “non-traditional” dating just didn’t feel right. My […]

Mommy Beeps: Parenting with Type 1 Diabetes

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Kim Baillieul A few years ago, I sat at a park while my then two-year-old son played on the playground. A wave of dizziness fell over me right as I felt my continuous glucose monitor (CGM) start beeping. One, two, three – three […]

A 10 Year Old’s Advice on How to Beat Boredom During COVID-19

Written by Danielle Caggia With my children home indefinitely, I thought an appropriate project for my very bored 10-year-old daughter was to come up with a list for kids, by a kid, on how to not stayed bored during this challenging time. I hope you and your children enjoy Danielle’s tips on how to stay […]

Diabetes Love Letter: An Ode to Mandi’s Late Parents

By Mandi Franklin To my late parents: It was the winter of 1990 and I was spending the week at my aunt and uncle’s house while my parents were chasing sunsets in the Caribbean. I loved sleepovers at their house – we would play “grocery store,” paint my fingernails, and stay up late. This time […]

Diabetes Love Letter: From Briana to Husband

By Briana Payne Dear Aaron, You are my husband, best friend, father to our children, and partner in crime. You were there in the instacare clinic on a Sunday morning April 24, 2016, when I got the dreaded diagnosis of diabetes. We later confirmed the following week that it was type 1 diabetes because I […]

Type 1 Helped Create My Family

Ashley is a member of one of the Facebook support groups I am a part of. I was so amazed by her story. This one truly tells the tale of silver linings. Without diabetes, she would never have met her husband or created their beautiful family.  *** As a young child in rural Iowa, I never […]

Shot Through the Heart: Dear Derek, Love Liz

Standing by your “sweet” one is what this month is all about! Our next “Shot through the heart” love letter just goes to show you that life can be that much sweeter when you’ve got an amazing person by your side.    To my love,   You mean so much to me. Let me tell you […]

Shot Through the Heart: To Jack, Love Mom

A mother’s love runs deep, and our next “Shot through the heart” love letter shows that a child’s love for their parents, can run just as, or even deeper.   Dear Jack,   Not many 11-year-old young men have parents that both have type 1 diabetes. Your understanding of our disease and the nuances that […]