Diabetespeaks DiabeteSpeaks is an awareness program for Type1 diabetes told through personal experiences. Millions of stories. One community.

December 17, 2015  

Season 1, episode 9: DiabeteSpeaks is a special project of T1D Exchange and the Glu community--join us and become part of type 1 diabetes research today: visit www.myglu.org. In the second part of the interview with RoseAnn and her daughter Jessica, they talk about the family's participation in the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet. RoseAnn hoped to learn if any of her other children would be likely to develop it, but instead, learned that she herself will, and talks about what she has learned from her daughter while participating in the prevention study: "I don’t really understand fully how it affects her, and I know that’s coming. So that’s some of the things I think about. Like, when I can see her emotions or I can see how she’s feeling, and I often will think, 'I’m going to be in her shoes,' and it’s scary." 

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December 3, 2015  

Season 1, episode 8: DiabeteSpeaks is a special project of T1D Exchange and the Glu community--join us and become part of type 1 diabetes research today: visit www.myglu.org. Steve Richert talks with Rose Ann and her daughter Jessica about the learning curve of diabetes management, and the challenges of being on Medicaid. Also, a preview into the second part of this interview, where Rose Ann talks about learning she has 4 of the 5 autoantibodies and will likely develop T1D herself. “I’m actually usually very reluctant to tell people that I’m on Medicaid. I’m very grateful that it’s there for me. But I get frustrated with what I can’t do within that, and I think there’s a huge misconception about people who qualify for it.”

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