Here, you will find true real life stories of real people and how diabetes has affected them.
It is hoped that people can gain an insight into the different ways that diabetes affect each one of them and their families.
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True Stories 7 - Gary's Story
Nearly 31 years has passed since I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I was already an adult when I was diagnosed but even so, I barely remember life without diabetes.
7. Gary's Story
So how does a professional athlete manage his diabetes while training and playing a full 90 minutes of soccer and still managing his blood sugars?
Meet Luka Lee who currently plays for Ryerson University Soccer team and has Type 1 diabetes.
6. Luka's Story
Kristy was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 2. How did her parents cope with their daughter’s life changing diagnosis?
We also learn about the problems that she went through during her school life and learn what and who changed her life around.
Melly wrote to me and sent me the story of how she has dealt with diabetes in the form of a Fairy Story entitled 'The little Princess and her Idol'.
She had a hard time, not only learning to deal with her diabetes but to learn with the bullying of her fellow pupils and even in later years. She was about to give up on life.
So what saved her?
How does a girl who has had type 1 diabetes since 2 years of age deal with diabetes through the teen years, when there are changes to insulin regime with little diabetes education from her Health Authority?
Hannah changed it all around. How?
How do you cope when your 2 year ols son is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and then having the shock of having to give your loved one insulin injections?
How did Emma and her family deal with it all?
2. Emma's Story
Danie had a good overall control over her diabetes, she had never succumbed to the overpowering temptation for sweets and sugar based products. She had heard of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) but again her overall control was good, so how could DKA happen to her? Danie had a bout of viral gastroenteritis.
Read on to find out how a stomach bug could have been so life threatening...