Living with T1D (type 1 diabetes) can be a challenging autoimmune disease to live with, but there is a lot that T1D can bring into your life to be thankful for.  

As we wrap up National Diabetes Awareness Month, we asked our Online Community: what is something T1D-related that they are thankful for?

Some of the highlights of T1D-related things we are thankful for include insulin, technology, our providers, access to medical care, our supporters and so much more!  

Let’s check out what the community is thankful for:  

  • “I am thankful for all of you! Your insights and experiences have helped me. I’m thankful for incredibly intelligent and gifted doctors, PAs, and nurse educators. I am grateful for the kindness of strangers understanding and amazing advances in medications and technologies. I am grateful for the people who keep up with all the changes and break it down so that I can understand them, too.”  
  • “I’m thankful to have a good endocrinologist.” 
  • “I am thankful for medical advancements to make it not so stressful at the doctor’s office when most tests can support my claims. Thankful to meet other people who also have this stress.” 
  • “All the improvements in technology, especially insulin pumps & CGMs, since I was diagnosed 47 years ago. Even after all these years, I am still thankful I don’t have to put up with urine testing, multiple injections or finger pricks.” 
  • “My life. T1D has taught me how to live mindfully and to take care of myself physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Thus, I am much healthier than many other Baby Boomers, and even people of younger generations, who haven’t been so blessed to live a life with T1D. I consider T1D as a blessing in disguise and I am grateful that it has been a guiding force in my life.” 
  • “I am thankful for my parents taking such good care of me back in the “stone ages” of T1D – glass syringes and urine sugar testing! Thanks to them, I have survived for 59 years with T1D and have no complications!” 
  • “I’m grateful I was diagnosed at a very young age: 6. This is a lifestyle I grew up with, not a major change I had to make in my life. For that, I feel I’m healthier than many of my non-diabetic friends and relatives, as I had to pay attention to my health from a very early age.” 
  • “I am thankful that I have insurance to cover all my diabetes supplies 100% except my insulin which only costs me less than $20 per month. I am thankful for my diabetes P.A. who really seems to keep up on diabetes research. Also, glad I have been living 50 years with diabetes and am still healthy.”  

And SO much more! As we wrap up National Diabetes Awareness Month, we ask you to consider making a gift to T1D Exchange in support of our Online Community and all that has come out of people sharing their voices. Make your gift today at: 

Join our Online Community and be a part of a community that gets it. We appreciate everyone who shares their voice with us and look forward to all that is to come from the T1D Exchange Online Community.