Archive for the ‘Type 1’ Category

Video: Crystal Bowersox

 

Contributor: Crystal Bowersox; singer-songwriter and runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol.  crystalbowersox.com

Connection: Adult living with type 1 diabetes

Quote: “I’m really enjoying my life, and my health. I just wanted to make this video to let everyone know that you can achieve your dreams.”

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.”

Video: Abril and Mary

Contributor: Abril and her mom, Mary

Connection: Child with type 1 diabetes, and caregiver/parent

English Translation (approximate):

Child: “Hi, my name is Abril and I have type 1 diabetes and I was diagnosed when I was 7 years old. I feel really happy and I can do whatever I want.”

Mom: “Hello, my name is Mary and I am Abril’s mom. It has been a year with Ms. Diabetes in the house, but we have realized that we can do anything. There have been some changes, right?”

Child: “Mmhmm.”

Mom: “We have to exercise more, change some of our eating habits. About a year ago I couldn’t even talk about it. I would cry and cry. And today, I see that it is bad but it can be done. We have changed a lot, and we feel really happy about that. What makes me happier is that Abril can do anything – she competes in triathlons, marathons, she runs, she swims, and jumps. She is absolutely happy, and we have learned from this. Most importantly, we have to learn, right? Read and learn a lot about diabetes to succeed.”

Video: Amanda

Contributor: Amanda

Connection: Adult with type 1 diabetes; diagnosed at age 14

Quote: “It’s great to see that there’s people here that I can relate to, and know that I’m not alone in this struggle that is diabetes. [Diabetes] doesn’t have to be who you are. “

Video: Kennedy

Contributor: Kennedy

Connection: Living with type 1 diabetes

Quote: “What diabetes has taught me is that you can’t let it rule your life. You’re not any different than anyone else; you’re just ‘limited edition’. Don’t be afraid.”

Video: Friends For Life “Words of Hope” – Kids With T1D

Just as we did in 2012, we asked people who visited our booth at the Friends For Life conference to share a little bit about their own journey with diabetes, and their advice for others. We had so many people participate this year that we’ve split the messages into three separate videos – here’s the third of three videos, featuring kids living with type 1 diabetes.

What advice would you share with children living with T1D? Leave your own “words of hope” in the comments below!

Video: Friends For Life “Words of Hope” – Parents of Kids With T1D

Just as we did in 2012, we asked people who visited our booth at the Friends For Life conference to share a little bit about their own journey with diabetes, and their advice for others. We had so many people participate this year that we’ve split the messages into three separate videos – here’s the second of three videos, featuring parents of kids living with type 1 diabetes.

What advice do you have for other parents? Leave your own “words of hope” in the comments below!