When I was diagnosed I was diagnosed with Graves’ disease as well. I lost my brother to suicide the month before too. I lost over 30 pounds. I gained my weight back and I am now on the pump and sensor. It has been crazy but amazing.
Has anyone told you that you couldn’t do something due to your diabetes, and you proved them wrong?
I have been told I can’t play certain sports or dance anymore. I dance every day and I play soccer with friends all of the time.
How do you inspire others?
I try my best stay strong through everything. My mom has told me time and time again how I inspire her.
How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
Diabetes has made me extremely responsible and very mature. I can now relate to my Nana and brother because they have type 1 as well. It has made me realize you never know what will happen, but regardless you can get through it.
Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?