“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
"How am I going to make Thanksgiving dinner now?” wailed the woman standing in the grocery checkout line in front of me. She was in tears because there were no fresh cranberries to be had on the island.
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1973, when I was four years old. Diabetes care was different in those days. There was no blood glucose monitoring.
The first time I was exposed to the health insurance marketplace, I was in college and wanted to be a responsible adult. I was maybe 21 or 22 years old and needed to find my own health insurance plan.