condition: Diabetes, Type I

Mason’s Story

One year Mason was a highly active teenage boy focusing his attention on enjoying life in rural Ohio – running cross country and playing trumpet for his high school marching, concert, and pep bands. The next year, much of his attention was diverted to his health. On January 30 2015, Mason was diagnosed with Type […]

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Isla’s Story

One week before her fifth birthday, Isla was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It came as a complete shock to her family. The week of Thanksgiving, Isla’s family noticed her doing some out-of-the-ordinary things. She went from being a picky eater to eating everything off her plate at every meal. The day after Thanksgiving included […]

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Kyla’s journey with Tetralogy of Fallot and Type 1 Diabetes

Just two days after Kyla was born, she was already fighting for her life. But boy, did she fight. Kyla was born with Tetralogy of Fallot, a rare condition caused by a combination of four heart defects that are present at birth. To keep her alive, Kyla had to have a shunt put in until […]

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Jagger’s Story

Not every 6-year-old can tolerate getting pricked by a needle multiple times a day. It’s a good thing Jagger isn’t your average 6-year-old. He’s tough. Jagger has Type 1 Diabetes and takes insulin every day through a needle to keep his blood sugar levels in a healthy range. In the fall of 2016, had a […]

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Nigel’s Story

A few weeks after Nigel started seventh grade, he started feeling sick. His doctor suspected that he may have Type I Diabetes and referred him immediately to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. There in the emergency room, Nigel and his family were met by a warm, competent team of doctors, nurses and staff. Nigel’s parents Sharon and […]

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From Coma to Mrs. Ohio

Do you remember where you were on January 3, 1999? Unfortunately I remember that Sunday too well. That day I was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes. We were told I would have to have something called insulin every day to stay alive. Let me start at the beginning- April 1998: I began losing weight and […]

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Angels Among Us: The Day T1D Changed our Lives Forever

March 25th, 2016 was the day that life as my family knew it, was officially changed forever. That day started off as any normal day would except for my youngest child had come down with the flu, so I had to take my son Christian to my mom’s house so I could take my youngest […]

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Karson’s Story

Karson was being treated for a virus last year, yet he continued to get worse. In fact, he became so ill that his family took him to a local emergency room. But they didn’t even make it inside before Karson collapsed. He was taken to a room where the emergency medical staff revived him and […]

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