GUEST BLOG: Parker Chambers, Junior Dragster

Three days before Thanksgiving in 2013 Parker went to bed just like every other normal child. During the night her parents noticed some reoccurring issues.  Her mother worked at Vandy Peds and had been living with T1D for over 30 years, and her father was a medic at a local fire department and ambulance service – so they knew they […]

GUEST BLOG: Big Pete’s Superhero Run

Guest Blogger: Emily McClelland This April will mark 4 years of Peter, my son, being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Late April of 2010 is a time my husband and I will never forget as parents. Peter was just 10 months old. For a little baby boy, he was very determined and strong-willed. Little did […]

GUEST BLOG: Running For a Reason

Guest Blogger:  Sara Bancroft Sara is a group fitness instructor living in Mount Juliet  with her husband and two young children. I was diagnosed with T1D when I was only 5 years old.  I still remember the day that the school secretary called my name over the intercom and said that my mom was coming […]

GUEST BLOG: Make a T1D Connection in 2014

Guest blog by Agnes Rayome, pictured with daughter Graciela at the Nashville JDRF Walk.  Agnes serves as the chair for JDRF Middle Tennessee’s T1D Connections, formerly known as the JDRF Family Network. My daughter Graciela was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) six years ago at age 9.  At the time we lived in a small town in […]