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In March 2007, almost a year and a half after my diagnosis, I publicly announced that I have diabetes at Carnival For a Cure. I knew I wanted to go public and that seemed like the right time. I guess I wanted to kind of get “comfortable” with my diabetes before telling the world about it.

I found it amazing just how many people know somebody with diabetes or have diabetes themselves. We’d get these stories about how some of the kids were really afraid to tell their friends and how my situation gave them courage to do that. The fact that I’m able to have somewhat of a spotlight to share my story, I just feel blessed. I carry a supply of guitar picks in my pocket, and whenever I meet another “diabetic buddy” as I call them, I give them a pick, a cool little thing.

I appreciate that I have a platform to be able to share my story...
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Diabetes: A Day in the Life
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Plan a ‘You Have the Power’ diabetes field day at school
Want to get the word out about diabetes and learn healthy ways to prevent it? Hosting a field day at your school is an awesome and fun way to spread the word. ... Read More
Start or join a tips and tricks diabetes discussion online
Nick may know all of the tips and tricks on taking care of his diabetes now, but when he first found out he was as clueless as any other kid. He wasn’t even sure what diabetes was! And today he is a total pro. So why not help speed the process up for other young diabetics by starting your very own “tricks of the trade” forum or blog! ... Read More
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