Diabetes Center Patient Stories

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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: 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: 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: Mary Grace’s Story

Mary Grace

Mary Grace was born with Down syndrome and was diagnosed with diabetes at age 4. She is now a happy and healthy 19-year-old thanks to CHOP’s care and support.

Type 1 Diabetes: Liam’s Story


Liam, 15, embraces his Type 1 diabetes. He is very open about his condition and shares his experiences to educate others.

Type 1 Diabetes: Emily’s Story

Emily with her mom

Emily was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes after a near-fatal incident as a baby. Now, she’s a happy and energetic 2-year-old.

Type 1 Diabetes: Ricky’s Story


Ricky was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 7. Now, he’s an exceptional lacrosse player, recruited to play for a Division 1 college team.

Type 1 Diabetes: Joe’s Story

Joe playing basketball

In the 14 years since his diagnosis with type 1 diabetes, Joe has learned to embrace his condition. He has positive message for everyone living with diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes: Jordan’s Story

Diabetes Patient Jordan

Even though Jordan has seen his dad and brother manage their type 1 diabetes for years, coping with his own diagnosis was overwhelming at times. He turned to his team at CHOP for help.