Personal Stories

PERSONAL STORIES

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, and very low energy....

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 he is unable to join every game; take a moment of pause and soak up the joy that emanates from this sweet soul....

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 the team. ...

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 little raspy voice....

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 Shelburne, VT and am currently going into my senior year at UVM where I am studying to be a nurse. Growing up I enjoyed playing basketball, hiking, hanging out with friends, and a bunch of other things! Now for the fun part, talking about T1D!...

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 I took 4 to 5 insulin injections per day (approx. 41,000 injections). ...

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 family in ways we didn’t know were unfinished. We did everything together, watched tv, ate......

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 determined won’t keep them from pursuing their dreams.     Cass:  Diagnosed with T1D at 12 yrs old   Chatham......

HANNAH PHELPS-T1D’s got nuthin’ on her!  Story featured in SLAMT1D’s 2018 Program Magazines for the Vermont Summer Classic and Tampa Classic with Sam Fuld & Friends    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 our entire family’s life changed forever.  Our daughter, Hannah was diagnosed with Type 1......