My name is Camille, I was diagnosed in February of 2016 at the age of 24. I had lost 25 lbs in a few months, all my muscle mass, and felt like I was barely alive. I was 95 lbs when I was diagnosed and had an A1c of 15.1. My life has changed completely since. I found myself appreciating all the little things in life so much more, putting effort into every second of every day, eating real food, living harder, finding a love for distance running, cherishing all the support and patience my family gave to me and being proud of myself for my own hard work and positive mindset. The big kicker for me besides t1d itself, A 7 year relationship with my SO ended when I was diagnosed. Now, here I am, still, tougher than ever, grateful, and feelin’ good.

What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
My favorite is “Oh, is that the bad or good kind?”

How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
Diabetes keeps me motivated. I push myself physically, to run longer or harder. Mentally I reign calm and strong, I love my body more now, I spread positivity, I understand quickly and because of all the turns of events, my fire has been re-lit.

Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
Horse sized. 100 ducks sounds like my worst nightmare.

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