Hi, my name is Ashley and I was diagnosed in 2014. I am now 13 years old. I can remember life without diabetes. I love to be active! I cheer at my school and I tumble.

What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
The question was so you gave diabetes to yourself?
My response was no, I have two uncles who have it and it’s in my genetics.

Has anyone told you that you couldn’t do something due to your diabetes, and you proved them wrong?
Yes, they told me that couldn’t run and play any sports and yes I proved them wrong.

How do you inspire others?
I am always told that I inspire others because my classmates always see me checking my BG and giving insulin and they say I inspire them.

Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
Diabetes has made me a much stronger person💪🏼 I can deal with more things than I have ever been able to deal with!

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