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Life with T1D

Back to School with T1D: Q&A with School Nurse Jeanette Weppner

Back to School season means more than just sending your child back into the classroom. It also means establishing positive relationships with your child’s school. One of the most important people helping manage your child’s type 1 diabetes (T1D) is their school caregiver. Meet Jeanette Weppner, L.P.N., the Crawford County Missouri R-1 Elementary and Middle […]

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Life with T1D

Embracing Your T1D in School, Cell Phones and Standardized Testing

Being a young adult presents many challenges – between homework, sports, social life and the pressures of preparing for college, diabetes management can be overwhelming. But how do we create a balance between health and the stresses of both academics and relationships? Being diagnosed at the age of two, many of my memories of school […]

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Meet Amanda, one of our summer Advocacy interns!

Hi, all! I’m Amanda Bethel, and I’m a Metro-Detroit native pursuing my BA in Political Science/Pre-Law at Michigan State University. My blood runs green for my school – but with a little extra sugar. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) during my sophomore year of high school, following a scary transition from being […]

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Tackling T1D Together

Crystal Cowart’s son, Jordan, was diagnosed with T1D three months ago at age 13. JDRF had the pleasure of hearing Crystal’s inspiring story about how her family, friends and community have come together to help their family after Jordan’s diagnosis.   What’s the story of how Jordan was diagnosed with T1D? Jordan was 13 when he […]

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Mother and Daughter, Side by Side

“She’s just like her mother,” is something I never wanted to hear about my daughter.  When my oldest daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, at the age of four, my husband and I were devastated like all families are. I knew the life I had dreamed of for my daughter had been drastically altered. Carefree […]

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Meet Beth, the Advocacy Team Chair for the JDRF Palmetto Chapter in South Carolina

Beth McCrary, our Advocacy Team Chair (ATC) for the JDRF Palmetto Chapter in South Carolina, is no stranger to the type 1 diabetes (T1D) world. Beth has three loved ones personally connecting her to T1D: her daughter, her nephew, and her nephew’s wife. When her daughter Hannah was diagnosed in 2008 at age seven, Beth was […]

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