“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
Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes more than 25 years ago at the age of 12, I distinctly remember telling myself that I was NEVER going to have children and put an unnecessary risk on myself and my unborn child.
My diabetes story starts with a bit of karma. In August 2006, my dad was diagnosed with diabetes, and as a concerned daughter, I began lecturing him about taking it seriously and taking better care of himself. Then came December 2006 when I received my own diagnosis.
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.