“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
My family loves to eat. In-laws that join our gang marvel at how we discuss what we’ll be having for lunch during breakfast and what’s on the menu for Christmas Eve while we’re enjoying our Thanksgiving turkey.
In July of 2014, while in the best shape of my life and training for my first half marathon, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I was 42 years old.
On November 29, 2017, I was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 33. My initial diagnosis was type 2 diabetes, but after multiple blood work tests, and seeing an endocrinologist, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.