What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
Someone once asked me if I need to inject insulin when I was having a hypo 😱
Has anyone told you that you couldn’t do something due to your diabetes, and you proved them wrong?
They told me not to have a 3rd child !!!
How do you inspire others?
I created the blog Alternative Diabetic on WordPress and an Instagram page to inspire others about the fun still in life .. I read a book called ‘The Secret’ after my father was tragically run over on a pedestrian crossing … It changed my life ..My Father was late onset diabetic and relied on the doctors to tell him when to change his insulin doses .. I took control from the very beginning.
Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
Most of my early life I was in denial wouldn’t join any forums or discuss my illness just always looking for a way out .. I was diagnosed 6 months after getting married with T1 as I had a virus which attacked my pancreas!! I went on to develop 6 autoimmune problems over 24 years!!! I won’t let it beat me now I hope my blog will inspire others to show life goes on .. I have 3 fabulous kids and recently started work again. I lost my confidence when I was diagnosed, and all my energy went into raising my family .. Recently I was diagnosed with Diabetic Maculopathy and just started injections in my eyes .. My father had them but I never really understood until I started having them ….
How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
I used to be angry .. As I developed more autoimmune disorders it was “Why Me?!!” Then I realised you have to make the most at what life throws at you and not dwell on the tough times.. Find positivity in your life and fight it, don’t let it get you down .. I was diagnosed with Lympthadema and lipoedema and told I will always carry fluid .. I found a way to control it … I have vitiligo thought I would never go in the sun again but found a way to control it .. I have Diabetic Maculopathy but will find a way to slow it down ..!!! Hypothyroidism is just a tablet and forever balancing 👯…
Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
I’m fighting 6 size ducks … !!! STAY POSITIVE As STRESS Is a factor …@alternativediabetic