Shopping lover who could eat a whole kitchen but stuck with this one thing I have forever. (For right now)
What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
So you can’t eat that? Yes, I can eat anything as long as my sugar is good and I take my insulin …..some questions are just crazy
Has anyone told you that you couldn’t do something due to your diabetes, and you proved them wrong?
All the time I’ve been told you can’t do cross country, you can’t cheer, you can’t compete in pageants, you can’t be in school clubs… WRONG!!! Yes, there are always going to be some difficulties doing activities and that’s just the way I have to live but I over come them but proving people wrong with those words motivate me.
How do you inspire others?
I use to compete in pageants and anytime I had the opportunity to put diabetes into it I would. I would use it to make people more aware and raise money for JDRF. Anytime I have friends or teachers ask me questions they don’t know the answer to I use that opportunity to teach them all about it especially about the myth you can’t have sugar.
Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
My diabetes has been a long battle. I’ve spent every holiday in the hospital which isn’t something most go on about but it’s made me a stronger person. It has made me realize I have to fight and I have to fight for the millions of others going through it too and due to all the hospitalizations I have decided a path in the medical field and cure this disease.
How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
After the many hospital visits I’ve had it’s made me grow a passion to diabetes and helping anyone I encounter I have a true passion for this disease curing it and fighting it.