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 spent the summer of 1963 in Little Rock, Arkansas, visiting at my grandparents’ home. I lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, so I was thrilled to be going ‘alone’ on a Greyhound bus ride to spend the summer with my maternal grandparents. I arrived in early May, a happy-go-lucky 9-year-old, weighing...
by Roger Culotta
When tests came back showing my blood sugar in the range considered diabetic, I found myself caught up in a battery of appointments and disruptions. It all started when I went to my long-time doctor for my yearly exam. I asked if he thought there would be any benefit to my seeing a dietician. I...
by mschenten
My story is similar to others. Around Christmas 1994, my son was only 2 1/2, when we noticed that he was behaving very differently. We experienced the terrible thirst and the myriad trips to the bathroom. One night, December 27, 1994 I looked at him and was amazed as to how much weight he had...
by Momoftype1
For me, I always knew that I would be dealing with the D-word sooner or later. My mother is a type 1 diabetic for many many years. My younger brother was diagnosed with type 1 when he was only 17. And then came my turn, and for some reason, I never had any symptoms such as dry throat, excessive...
by dazealex
it was 1995 when i got Type 1 Diabetes, i was only 5 about to be 6 i don't even remember what happen, i was to young but i knew my mom and dad knew what was wrong and what was going on with me, my doctors told them that i was type 1 diabetic. i'm 19 now but through the 13 years i have been a...
by MissKaye1990
My name is Trisha Mullins I was very young when I was first diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes and didn't know why I was dying. They never knew what was wrong with me until I ended up in the hospital. I remember telling the ones closest to me goodbye. My blood sugars had been over one-thousand when I...
by TrishTrish13
In the Spring of 1998, I had a love affair with my bathroom. I could not stop peeing… ever! It was constant. And if you asked me to drink a gallon of water or juice, I could swig it down in a matter of minutes. My thirst was unquenchable, and my mouth always felt dry and parched. I felt drowsy and...
by kimbalini
I am a 19-year-old regular teenage girl. I always eat a lot with friends and love to just hang out. One week in December 2009 I noticed I was eating and drinking much more than I normally ever would. I brought it up to my oldest sister who is in school for nursing when she said it sounded a lot...
by kelloggs
I am Jamie from Michigan. I have been a diabetic as a toddler. Since than I have come a long way. One way of doing that is when I was age 9. I got my 1st pump. I have also got a lot of better BG'S levels. My last A1C was 6.8. I am now a teenager And Have had diabetes for 12 years now.
by diabetes1998