As National Diabetes Awareness Month closes, Type 1 diabetics still feel misunderstood

Jenna Smith, 10, has never had a sleepover. Her mother, Kim Dasilva, has a strict rule: Jenna’s friends must sleep over their house, or no sleepovers at all. Dasilva’s worry stems from the fact that Jenna is coping with an autoimmune disease. Jenna’s had Type 1 diabetes since she was…

For diabetics, proper foot care is crucial to health

As a child, Josephine Decresenzo watched her mother lose toes to diabetes. Her family had little money to be able to afford the proper footwear and custom insoles she required. Now, as a 71-year-old living with the same disease, Decresenzo ensures she takes the necessary measures to prevent these health…

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