I was feeling very wierd for 3 months. I was extremely fit and healthy before I was diagnosed. I had a really hard time at first and was getting possessed for discharge from the military, but I fought it. I took a year and proved that I could perform my duties and haven’t been retained so far. Each day gets easier and easier.
Question 1: What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
Why did you eat so much candy as a kid? You have no idea what you are talking about, let me educate you.
Question 2: Has anyone told you that you couldn’t do something due to your diabetes, and you proved them wrong?
Yes, that I can’t be active duty military… I am still here.
Question 3: How do you inspire others?
Being an active duty memeber of the Coast Guard. 1 of 2 people ever to be in with type 1.
Question 4: Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
It has changed every aspect of my life.
Question 5: How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
I strive to learn something every day, I am working out and eating clean, packing on muscle. I take college classes while in the military. I have proven exceptional control of my diabetes and proven my ability to remain on active duty for the time being.