Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes Patient Stories

11 - 20 of 44

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.

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.