Diabetes Center Patient Stories

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Type 1 Diabetes: Ana’s Story


In the 10 years since her diagnosis with type 1 diabetes, Ana had learned so much about herself and her accomplishments. She wrote down what this bittersweet, 10-year anniversary means to her.

Type 1 Diabetes: Andrew's Story

Andrew Davis knows the ups and downs of living with type 1 diabetes. Diagnosed at age 5, he is now a junior at Rutgers University.

Type 1 Diabetes: Asher's Story

Patient Story Asher Diabetes

When Asher was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 3 and a half, his family had a lot to learn about the disease and how to control it. But six months later, Asher was using an insulin pump and his diabetes was under control.

Type 1 Diabetes: Brayden and Lexi

Brayden and Lexi with their family

Siblings Brayden and Lexi have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. They both live active lives with help from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 

Type 1 Diabetes: Chase's Story


In New Year’s Day in 2001, Chase Kroll was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Ten years later, he is headed to college. CHOP's Diabetes Center for Children helped him take control of his health.


Type 1 Diabetes: Dane’s Story

Dane was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 9. He took it on and dealt with it, never letting it get in the way of his determination to succeed.

Type 1 Diabetes: Dillon’s Story

Dillon smiling

With treatment and diligent attention to his health, Dillon is able to manage his type 1 diabetes while playing baseball at the highest level.

Type 1 Diabetes: Ellen's Story


When Ellen began college in Richmond, VA, managing her type 1 diabetes became more difficult. Working at a summer camp for kids with diabetes helped get her back on track.

Type 1 Diabetes: Emily Ireland's Story

emily rowing boat

Meet Emily Ireland. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 12 years old, Emily never lets her diabetes stop her from doing the things she enjoys.