Kids

  • Video: Abril and Mary

    Contributor: Abril and her mom, Mary

    Connection: Child with type 1 diabetes, and caregiver/parent

    English Translation (approximate):

    Child: “Hi, my name is Abril and I have type 1 diabetes and I was diagnosed when I was 7 years old. I feel really happy and I can do whatever I want.”

    Mom: “Hello, my name is Mary and I am Abril’s mom. It has been a year with Ms. Diabetes in the house, but we have realized that we can do anything. There have been some changes, right?”

    Child: “Mmhmm.”

    Mom: “We have to exercise more, change some of our eating habits. About a year ago I couldn’t even talk about it. I would cry and cry. And today, I see that it is bad but it can be done. We have changed a lot, and we feel really happy about that. What makes me happier is that Abril can do anything – she competes in triathlons, marathons, she runs, she swims, and jumps. She is absolutely happy, and we have learned from this. Most importantly, we have to learn, right? Read and learn a lot about diabetes to succeed.”

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  • Video: Friends For Life “Words of Hope” – Kids With T1D

    Just as we did in 2012, we asked people who visited our booth at the Friends For Life conference to share a little bit about their own journey with diabetes, and their advice for others. We had so many people participate this year that we’ve split the messages into three separate videos – here’s the third of three videos, featuring kids living with type 1 diabetes.

    What advice would you share with children living with T1D? Leave your own “words of hope” in the comments below!

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  • Video: Fernanda

     

    Contributor: Fernanda

    Connection: Child with type 1 diabetes

    Quote: “I’ve had diabetes for ten years, and I just want to say that it doesn’t have to stop you from doing anything. I, myself, play a lot of sports with my brother and cousins.”

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  • Video: Jaime

    Contributor: Jaime; http://jaime-dulceguerrero.com/

    Connection: Child with type 1 diabetes

    English translation: “Diabetes doesn’t matter. You can play sports, you can play tennis. Maybe it hurts when you get the insulin shot, but you need it to stay healthy. I’ve had diabetes for 7 years. I used multiple daily injections for three years (actually four), and now I have an insulin pump.”

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  • Video: JDRF Omaha Walk

    Thanks to everyone who stopped by the You Can Do This Project table at the JDRF Omaha Walk to Cure this past Saturday – we had beautiful weather and a great turnout. The nature of the event may not have been conducive to recording much video, but we did gather some “Words of Hope” to share with you!

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  • Video: Kyra

    Contributor: Kyra

    Connection: Child with type 1 diabetes

    Quote: “I went to the pool (at the Friends For Life conference) and I was looking around for people with (insulin pump) sites. I saw this one girl my age, and she looked at me and said ‘We have the same site! The Quick Set!’, and so we played together.”

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  • Video: DYFI

    Contributors: Campers from the Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana, 2011

    Connection: Kids and teens with type 1 diabetes, as well as the camp’s staff

    Standout Quotes: “I like meeting other diabetics, because it’s nice to know I’m not the only one around.”

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  • Video: Joe and Reyna

    Contributors: Joe and Reyna; betabuddies.blogspot.com

    Connection: Child with type 1 diabetes and his mom

    Standout Quote: “I don’t like telling you this – it is a hard emotion to deal with, but frankly you will be envious; you will be jealous. Forgive yourself for these emotions. You are hurting; you are grieving. It is understandable. It is okay.”

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