Archive for the ‘College’ Category

Video: Kirsten

Contributor: Kirsten

Connection: Living with type 1 diabetes

Quote: “After four years, they finally realized that I *can* do this – and I could have a GPA better than all of them.”


#DWontStopMe: Brandon

#DWontStopMe: Hayley

” I’m a junior at Northwestern University, studying Industrial Engineering and Industrial Design. I’ve had Type I Diabetes since age 2, but that hasn’t slowed me down. These are my hopes and goals.”

Video: Kim

Contributor: Kim; @txtngmypancreas

Connection: Adult with type 1 diabetes; creator of the You Can Do This Project

Quote: “If you’re having a tough time living with diabetes, I totally get that. But I also want you to know that even when it gets super tough, you can bounce back from that. Talk to people – you won’t want to, because you won’t think they’ll ‘get it’, but you need to. I wish I had.”

Video: Chris

Contributor: Chris;

Connection: Adult with type 1 diabetes

Standout Quote: “”[Diabetes] is a very personal disease, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a one man or one woman army fighting this battle. There’s a community that […] wants to help and offer support, because doing this by yourself is pretty miserable.”

Video: Michael


Contributor: Michael

Connection: Person with type 1 diabetes

“Michael V. diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 6/30/97 shows what you can do with diabetes through his photos.”

Video: Scott

Contributor: Scott;

Connection: Person with type 1 diabetes

Standout Quote: “There are people in the diabetes online community who are not living the guidelines of living with diabetes – but they’re living it. I mean they’re really LIVING life. It’s so empowering [to see]. I don’t see diabetes as an opponent; I see it as a bad roommate. I’m stuck with you; you’re stuck with me. We don’t really like each other, but we make the best of it.”