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How the Type 1 Diabetes Online Community Helped Me Thrive

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When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 37, it was life-changing. I went from being a stay-at-home mom who was focused on making sure her kids got off to school to someone who needed to inject 15 units of long-lasting insulin before my feet even hit the floor each morning.

It was quite an adjustment, and it has taken a lot of time to get used to and accept. The things that used to seem so stressful I now take in stride.

Having a chronic disease changes your perspective, perhaps for the better. Before I had my children, I had a career in publishing, a job in the heart of Manhattan that offered tons of opportunities.

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