Initial discussions regarding the overall concept of We Are Diabetes began in the fall of 2011. By January 2012, our official website had been launched and we hit the ground running! Since then, We Are Diabetes has offered a unique type of support that doesn’t seem to be found anywhere else; one-on-one mentorship, guidance and resources to any type 1 diabetic who may not only be feeling alone, but who may also be suffering from a co-occurring condition like an eating disorder or depression. We do not claim to have all of the answers, and sometimes getting support isn’t about having the right answer. Sometimes the most helpful and impactful kind of support comes from someone who truly understands what it’s like to live with such a demanding and (mostly) invisible chronic illness.
Our staff have all dealt with the emotional turmoil that can come from living with type 1 diabetes. They have fought hard to regain their emotional and physical health, and are passionate about helping others regain their identity beyond their diabetes