T1D Stories

Type One Brock

This is the story about my journey having type one diabetes. On April 18, 2019, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is an auto-immune disorder. The reason I said that is because people think diabetes is this thing, caused by eating too much sugar, or that you can’t eat any sugar. But it’s much more than people believe. Managing my diabetes is hard and very overwhelming at times. I often feel like I fail at it. I think that all diabetics eventually go through this stage, and they just don’t take care...

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Max’s Story

On the 23rd of December 2020, Max became unwell. He was sick and couldn't tolerate any more than 3 sips of water. I contacted his GP who said it would be 'viral' and to continue pushing fluids.  On the 24th I contacted the GP yet again as Max had now developed a rash which they said could be a nappy rash infection. Antibiotic cream was prescribed but made no difference. Max was very sleepy this day, still very clingy.  On 2...

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Type 1 Warriors: Hazel’s story, diagnosed aged 29…

Hello Funky Pumpers! The main reason we wanted to include a blog on our website was to provide us with a platform to offer guidance and advice and grow our community. It's hard for all of us to comprehend the difficulties of living with Type 1 Diabetes - we can only attempt to imagine, empathise and support. And that is why we need you, our beloved community, the warriors who live with this condition day in and day out,...

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