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All Blog Posts Tagged 'juvenile' (10)


"Logan has really been responsible with his diagnoses. He was checking his own BS on the first day of diagnoses and giving his own insulin injections on the second day. He refuses to let his mother or I check his BS or give him insulin anymore. We are very proud that he accepted it and living with it the best… Continue

Added by TheDiabetesHero on January 15, 2015 at 1:21pm — 2 Comments

Joe Levdansky

I’ve never been involved in the diabetic community before because I was focused more on my own wellness with this disease. I want to change that. I feel we all have the responsibility to share our story and the challenges we face, so that we can make it that much easier for people recently diagnosed. We all…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on October 14, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments


This is Blake our Type 1 superhero!! Blake was diagnosed at 5 years old. I remember the day he was diagnosed like the day he was born with every small little detail. It was 12/26/13 (our late Christmas present) Blake has been our families rock. He assures us that we will find a cure for this disease. As a mother…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on September 23, 2014 at 3:29pm — 1 Comment

Story of My Daughter's Type 1 Diagnosis at 18 months of age

Sorry Im so late with this but I finally got our story done.


My daughter Melanie was diagnosed in 2006 at the age of 18 months. I would say over a month or two starting in either November or December 2006 she was getting symptoms such as drinking (it never seemed to be enough no matter how much she drank but it was maybe a little more than usual). If you have kids you know they love to drink and constantly ask for drinks so it was hard to go by this.…


Added by Ginger9708 on May 17, 2013 at 9:20am — 3 Comments

A Mother’s Day Tribute: Joanne Cunha’s Proud Mommy Moment

Death of a Pancreas author and D-Mom Joanne Cunha continues our Mother’s Day tributes this week by sharing her proudest moment as a mother. Hint: it has to do with how her daughter has handled her diabetes.

Read the full post at Discuss Diabetes here.

Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 10, 2012 at 6:29am — No Comments

A Mother’s Day Tribute: Wendy Rose Shares Lessons Learned Through Motherhood & Nursing

To help us celebrate National Nurse’s Week and Mother’s Day, Candy Hearts blog author Wendy Rose wrote a guest post about how her roles as an RN and a mom influence one another. It’s an incredibly honest and heartfelt post! Read the full article at Discuss Diabetes here.

Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 7, 2012 at 7:31am — No Comments

Women’s History in Diabetes: Lee Ducat’s Tenacity Sparks JDRF

Did you know that Lee Ducat established JDRF with a cocktail party? You heard me, a cocktail party! If this is news to you, you’ll be interested in today’s blog post that highlights her story. Read our post at Discuss Diabetes here.

Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on March 19, 2012 at 7:14am — 2 Comments

There Is Hope

I just want to cheer on every one that will be walking in this years TELUS walk. We are having a wonderful response from our neighbours in our fundraising efforts. My daughter is giving a speech at KELCOM this week and she is only eight years old. Any one can be an advicate for diabetes as it is so common and you never know if you could one day find yourself in the same position. Diabetes does not discriminate that is one thing that is certain. I hope all of you that are fundraising do it with… Continue

Added by Mother of many on May 17, 2010 at 7:20am — No Comments

Accu-Chek Cyclebetes 2010

My name is Grant Daisley and I work for a Canadian based group called Cyclebetes organizing events in high schools across the country to raise awareness of, and funding for, Juvenile Diabetes and the JDRF.

In 2007 a group of five friends bandied around one man who had made a promise to his daughter. The father’s promise: to cure juvenile diabetes before his daughter’s 18th… Continue

Added by Grant Daisley on May 15, 2009 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Chocoholics and Diabetics Favor Obama

My friend Tracey Downey, daughter of late talk show host Morton Downey, Jr. and chocolate experience officer of Downey's chocolates has a campaign to raise $15,000 for diabetes research (JDRF). Tracey's step son has type 1 diabetes. The "Choc-the-Vote: political "Candy-dates" are dark chocolate covered with a thin layer of white chocolate canvas decorated with photos of Obama/Biden (O'Biden) or McCain/Palin (McPalin). Tracey is donating $1 from every $2… Continue

Added by Suzie Won on October 15, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

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Melissa Lee
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Manny Hernandez
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Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
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