But how do we approach living with a chronic condition? How do our attitudes toward those conditions — and life, in general — affect our overall health and happiness?
Whether you’re overweight or underweight, young or old, active or a couch potato, neither family history nor genetics necessarily predict whether someone will have Type 1 diabetes. Asheville’s SuzinBean Sweeney talks about her experience with the disease — and a children’s book she’s written about it.
Local resident Katie Souris shares her journey in learning to deal with Type 1 diabetes: “Weaving together … different parts of myself comes up repeatedly as I continue my journey from rejection to resentment to acceptance to embracing diabetes in my life.”