DYF Mention in Men’s Health

Big shout out to Michael Shelver, DYF alum, former staff, and amazing community member, for his feature in Men’s Health!

Michael was kind enough to mention DYF in his interview on coping with stress and anxiety with a chronic condition.

It wasn’t until he found a community of teens also living with type 1, through a non-profit summer camp run by Diabetes Youth Families, that Shelver came to accept his diagnosis and change his view of lifelong management. Meeting people the same age facing the same condition and the same mental struggles, he says, he “was able to build confidence, consistency, and compassion in my diabetes management.”

Read the full feature here.

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