“Between the Lines” shares the stories of real women living real lives while having diabetes. Sometimes our stories are happy ones, with great results; other times, they pose challenges. Despite this, we all find Sisterhood and community with each other, creating friendships through our experiences.
These Are Our Stories
As a child I spent a lot of time with my maternal grandmother, as she lived just a few miles away. One of the many things I remember so fondly is the sound of her voice. ”Pay attention,” she’d often say...
For me, living with type 1 diabetes means often having a number to match all my emotions. When I am really happy my blood sugar might plummet to 40 mg/dL. If I am flustered my blood sugar might skyrocket to 200 mg/dL.
During the summer before my fourth year of college, I began working as a biomedical research intern at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Though I started the summer feeling great and excited to learn, my health and enthusiasm gradually declined as I began to develop the symptoms of type 1 diabetes.