PERSONAL STORIES

When I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 15 years old, it changed my life forever. It is a never-ending job you can’t take a break on, you can...

I remember my parents driving in silence on our way to the hospital. It was the quietest it had ever been in my family’s car, and all I could hear w...

A father reflects on his 34-year journey with type 1 diabetes and confronts the emotional challenges of his daughter's diagnosis, highlighting the dai...

It was May 1, 2022, when 14-year-old Trey Flood arrived at The Meadows in Brighton, Michigan, for the first Major League Wiffle Ball (MLW) series of h...

I was diagnosed with T1D at age 12 after experiencing the typical symptoms that most of us are aware of: extreme dehydration, frequent bathroom visits...

When you see a spunky little preschooler walking around the fields of Little Fenway, looking as though he is evaluating it all yet perplexed as to why...

I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) a few weeks before I turned 10 years old....

On December 6, 2012, our lives changed forever. Our son Cayden was only two years-old. Leading up to this day, we noticed some changes with Cayden....

It was a Friday in early October of 2013.  Tryouts for our town’s AA hockey team were over and I was scanning the roster for the players who made t...

Sawyer Knowles is an eight-year-old energetic, ninja flipping powerhouse. Sawyer can win you over in a hot second, with his big ole eyes and adorable...

Hello! My name is Meghan Gilwee, I am a good friend of Johanna Kolok, daughter of SLAMT1D’s co-founders Natalie and CEO Jeff Kolok. I grew up in She...

I was eleven when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. For the next 28 years I tested my blood glucose 5 to 6 times a day (approx. 51,000 times) and...

My Best Friend  I met my best friend on February 8th 2002 in a hospital room in Fairfax Virginia. He was a little over 8 pounds, and he completed the...

Cass and JoJo Cass and JoJo are two young women who share a love for basketball and irrepressible spirits. Oh yes, they also share a disease they’re...