The Sibling

It is said that when a child is diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes it is like the whole family is "diagnosed" with T1D. How true that is. No one in our family of four has been shielded from the impact of this incurable, high maintenance, autoimmune disease.

Traveling with My T1D Girlfriend

Unable to find a go-to web site or travel blog for specific guidance when travelling with T1D or with a T1D friend, Bradley Williams and his partner, Cazzy, decided the start their own.

T1D and Parental Guilt: A Child’s Reflection

I’m here to explore parental guilt from my shoes: the child for whom the parents felt guilt. One emergency room visit and many doctors’ appointments later and my parent’s seemingly “happy and healthy” 17-year-old was diagnosed with T1D and Celiac Disease.

4 Reasons Why T1Ds Make the Best Friends

Whether you are our parent, sibling, friend or main squeeze, we know we can sometimes be … difficult. But honestly? We are the best kind of people to have in your life. Here are just a few reasons why your life is more awesome because of your T1D.

A T1D Love Story

I’ll never forget the moment Ryan tested my blood sugar for the first time. It was early in our relationship; early enough that my stomach still did backflips whenever he called or texted; so early that I still checked my teeth for food any time he left the room. In fact, our relationship was new enough that — had he been anyone else — I would not have yet shared the news that I have Type 1 diabetes.

First Dates

“Do you have Type 1?” he asks. “Is that a pump?” I light up inside. How does he know to even ask it that way? Most people just say, “Do you have diabetes or something?”

Love, Yoga & Insulin

My diagnosis wasn’t the reason we divorced, but it certainly didn’t help. My husband and I lived harmoniously for well over 15 years. But then I was diagnosed with diabetes.

Dating – When to Introduce Type 1 to the Relationship

Dating someone new is always stressful, and even more so when you have Type 1 diabetes. True of both T1Ds and non-T1Ds, how much information to reveal at what time in the relationship is a tricky balance — not unlike T1D management itself!