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is to raise diabetes awareness in the community by educating, supporting, and advocating.


to educate the community on the importance of diabetes management, medication, self-care, wellness and nutrition.


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Meet LaTwonna Wilson 


LaTwonna Wilson found out she was a type 1 diabetic at age 12 1982 on a Disney trip from Michigan to Florida in an RV with family. She shares, “I was always sleeping, very tired, drinking tons and tons of water even out of the faucet of the bathtub.”  She had lost 76 pounds and wasn't feeling well. After returning from their family trip her parents took her to the hospital the following day. Her blood sugar reading was 500+.  LaTwonna has had diabetes for 38 years and have had no complications. Her A1c is 6.5.


LaTwonna shares her best practices - "your intermediate family needs to change also, and they are your best support at a young age, also stay curious keep your taste pallet trying new things for your NEW "sugar" disease." You can follow LaTwonna on Facebook and Instagram "Gifts Of a Diabetic" and email She accepts anyone to reach out if need to talk, scream, learn, or be inspired. She’s excited to help others in their Type 1 diabetes journey. 


LaTwonna manages her type 1 diabetes by way of Dexcom continuous glucose monitor and the T-XSlim tandem insulin pump. These devices have helped her some much.  Beginning at age 12, she was on two shots per day and that lasted 22 years. She has not eaten any regular chocolate since started her Type 1 diabetes journey. Being on the pump for 16 years feels like a pancreas on the outside of her body.  She has only been on the Dexcom for 6 months and it has made being a diabetic much easier.


Her motto is ***I See you; I am You ***



Houston, TX

T1DJ September Featured Spotlight

LaTwonna Wilson 



I was diagnosed at the age of 12 years old, now 18.

My passion is a driving force in my life and I will never allow a challenge to get in the way of achieving my dreams.  When I was diagnosed I knew  this challenge would be a part of my life. 

Antanique Lee-
Cincinnati, Ohio

I have had type 1 since age 7; diagnosed and treated at CCHMC. Today, I have an insulin pump to better control and 2 awesome  kids. It can definitely be helpful for people to see that with a little work,  life can be fairly normal for type 1's.

Christina Hood
Cincinnati, Ohio
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