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  • Video: Kirsten

    Contributor: Kirsten

    Connection: Living with type 1 diabetes

    Quote: “After four years, they finally realized that I *can* do this – and I could have a GPA better than all of them.”

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  • #DWontStopMe: Brandon

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  • #DWontStopMe: Hayley

    “ I’m a junior at Northwestern University, studying Industrial Engineering and Industrial Design. I’ve had Type I Diabetes since age 2, but that hasn’t slowed me down. These are my hopes and goals.”

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  • Video: Kim

    Contributor: Kim; @txtngmypancreas

    Connection: Adult with type 1 diabetes; creator of the You Can Do This Project

    Quote: “If you’re having a tough time living with diabetes, I totally get that. But I also want you to know that even when it gets super tough, you can bounce back from that. Talk to people – you won’t want to, because you won’t think they’ll ‘get it’, but you need to. I wish I had.”

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  • Video: Chris

    Contributor: Chris; tobesugarfree.com

    Connection: Adult with type 1 diabetes

    Standout Quote: “”[Diabetes] is a very personal disease, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a one man or one woman army fighting this battle. There’s a community that [...] wants to help and offer support, because doing this by yourself is pretty miserable.”

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  • Video: Michael

     

    Contributor: Michael

    Connection: Person with type 1 diabetes

    “Michael V. diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 6/30/97 shows what you can do with diabetes through his photos.”

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  • Video: Scott

    Contributor: Scott; rollinginthed.wordpress.com

    Connection: Person with type 1 diabetes

    Standout Quote: “There are people in the diabetes online community who are not living the guidelines of living with diabetes – but they’re living it. I mean they’re really LIVING life. It’s so empowering [to see]. I don’t see diabetes as an opponent; I see it as a bad roommate. I’m stuck with you; you’re stuck with me. We don’t really like each other, but we make the best of it.”

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  • Video: Jennifer

    Contributor: Jennifer; @datangeL82

    Connection: Person with type 1 diabetes

    Standout Quote: “‎”My grad school education cost less than the four days I spent in the hospital for DKA. [...] Diabetes is difficult, but just take it one day at a time… nobody does it perfectly.”

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  • Video: Kari

    Contributor: Kari; delightfullydiabetic.wordpress.com

    Connection: Person with type 1 diabetes

    Standout Quote: “I have undergone dozens of [retinopathy] treatments on both eyes, but despite my diabetes and despite the retinopathy (which is now almost completely under control), I’m living a successful and fulfilling life. I’ve taught first grade for the past two years, and in September I will begin teaching third grade. I’ve begun graduate school and I have a wonderfully supportive boyfriend [Editor's note: now fiancé!] who cares just as much about my diabetes management as I do.”

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  • Video: Molly and Dixie

    Contributor: Molly (and Dixie, the diabetes alert dog); http://damdiabetes.blogspot.com/

    Connection: Person with type 1 diabetes

    Standout Quotes: “Whether you have just been diagnosed or you have been living with diabetes a long, long time: there are going to be times that are very difficult; there are going to be times that are easy. There’s going to be a lot of guesses; there’s going to be a lot of hoping, but know that you can do this.”

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