“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
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.
After living with diabetes for half of my life, change is something with which I am very familiar. But that familiarity doesn’t necessarily mean I am always comfortable - in fact, both change and diabetes are often incredibly uncomfortable.
Until 2017, I had never lived alone, and this was because of type 1 diabetes. I was diagnosed when I was eight years old, almost 30 years ago.