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Personal Stories

Every person living with diabetes has a personal story to tell about his or her journey with this disease, and below are some from U-M patients. With millions of Americans suffering from diabetes, you are definitely not alone. Read these stories to find out how others have dealt with their diagnosis, treatment, and the future!

Share Your Story

If you are a U-M diabetes patient and would like to share your story, please e-mail your full name, telephone number, and email address to diabetes@umich.edu and tell us a little bit about your story. We may contact you for an interview and feature your story on this website!


Type 1 Diabetes Stories

Young Adult Type 1 Diabetes Stories

Type 2 Diabetes Stories

Gestational Diabetes Stories