Every story matters. From the moment of diagnosis to the time you conquered the overnight basal rate to the moment when you realized that the CWD community has your back, every story in your diabetes life matters.
Do you have a story to share about your experiences with diabetes? We want to hear from you! Tell us your story using the form below and we'll consider it for inclusion in the CWD Stories section of our website.
From her mom, Kim: My daughter Jenna was diagnosed right after her sixth birthday when she was in Kindergarten. Ten years later, she is thriving at life. She is an honors student with a 96 GPA, plays tennis and competitive cheerleading and aspires to be a nurse one day based on her personal experience. She […]
When I was twelve years old I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. This was a huge adjustment for me with eating habits, middle school, and sports. I had to learn to make smarter and healthier food choices and stay away from sweets that my friends did not have to stay away from. Becoming a […]
I was diagnosed at age five in 1974. I’m so grateful for the medical advancements. I’m blessed to have very few complications from this disease. I was just diagnosed with cancer and am hopeful I will handle this new illness with the strength and optimism that I’ve had while living with a chronic disease.
From her mom, Serena: Jessi was diagnosed at three years old. She had her birthday in the hospital. We tried to distract her with the fact that her hospital bed had a crank just like in the book Madeline. When she was a toddler, she would hide behind the couch and say in her prayers […]
September 27th, 1999. That was the day my life and the lives of my family changed forever. Everything was scary and unknown. At only 20 months old, I had a life altering event. My mom was too afraid to give me my shots and would cry every time she had to. She woke up every […]
Having diabetes has truly made my life better. Of course, there are days when I don’t feel great or am tired, but through that, I treasure my life greatly and love having the opportunity to be unique. My family always tells me that they never once have heard me complain about having diabetes. What is […]
I was diagnosed when I was seven years old. It was a very interesting time of my life. The morning of the day I got diagnosed I was not acting like myself. I wasn’t feeling well and my mom knew something was wrong. After she took me into the hospital they checked my blood sugar, […]
From his mom, Laura: Maxx was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 10 years ago in 2014 while on vacation in Hawaii. He has been such a trooper and we’re so proud of him. He handles a lot of the management of it all now independently. But still a great burden for him to bear. Yet […]
I was diagnosed May 14, 1974, on Mother’s Day. Not a great gift for my mom, dad, or me to receive. Back then, there were no home blood tests nor CGMs. It was a challenging diagnosis at age 7 and hard to manage. Fast forward to teen age years, which for all who wanted to […]
I don’t remember the exact day of my Type 1 diagnosis, but it was in June 1974. Because I have no official records, I chose 6/13/74. It wasn’t until both my parents had passed and my former childhood home had to be cleaned out that I found not one doctor, medical, or hospital record had […]