Nobody knows the struggles diabetics have to go through as it is not shown through the physical appearance of a diabetic. People think there’s nothing wrong with you. When your tired nobody knows it’s because you was up half of the night trying to reduce and stabilize your glucose levels. Nobody understands that simple things like going out is affected by your diabetes. It may not look like it but diabetes is always there. Share the word and inform people on the impact diabetes has on people’s lives not just the sufferers the people around them as well.
Has anyone told you that you couldn’t do something due to your diabetes, and you proved them wrong?
Yes, many people tell me I can’t do a lot of things or have a lot of things because of my diabetes but there is always a way around it. Just because your a diabetic it doesn’t mean you can’t do anything. Your just the same as everyone else you can do what YOU want.
How do you inspire others?
I just stay positive I explain there are some downfalls to having diabetes and it will be difficult but I reassure them that they are not alone.
Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
My diabetes has made me a stronger person and made me want to achieve more in life. I suffered for bad control of my diabetes for a numerous amount of years. My diabetes is now in control and I’m feeling happy and confident with it. When I first got to the start of my teenage years it was the hardest not only it was hard to control it made me feel down and hate having diabetes which no one should ever feel. With the support of the everyone around me I managed to get it back on track and now it doesn’t bother me at all.
How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
Mentally and emotionally it has shown I can push through anything and change my views and perspective on something that I once hated. Physically it has made me push to do and try new things and take any opportunity.
Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
100 regular sized ducks