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Name: Jill Knapp Age: 42 Height: 5'8" Before weight: 237 How I gained it: During my first pregnancy, I gained 50 pounds, and after childbirth, my weight gradually began increasing. As with most women, I became busy with life and forgot the importance of taking care of myself. I was young, and my...
by JKnapp
I am celebrating my 50th year of having diabetes this year and am proud of it. I was 8 years old when diagnosed and was told I may not live to see 14, as many children just didn't make it with this illness, back in those days. A few years after diagnosis, I had a wonderful doctor that pushed,...
by tallydl
After the doctor came in and said to my mom, “Its diabetes”, I thought to myself, he’ll just prescribe me something and I’ll be on my way and I’ll be cured in no time, like the flu. Once I realized that this wasn’t going away, ever, I cried because I knew I would have to drink diet soda for the...
by Guest
During high school, I have worked especially hard to excel in two extracurricular activities, one which I chose and one which chose me. Four years ago, I changed my lifestyle by becoming a runner. Eight years ago, I changed my lifestyle by starting a regimen of counting carbohydrates, injecting...
by Guest