My name is Chris Kelly and I have been a diabetic for fourteen years now. It has had its ups and downs, and it has taught me how to be responsible.
Being a diabetic hasn’t been easy but it is my journey. Being a diabetic has helped me gain relationships and take steps out of my comfort zone. Being a diabetic helped me gain a great amount of faith. Going through type 1 diabetes has taught me to be strong and keep my faith andhas made me stronger than I could ever imagine.
What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
Whats that thing in your leg?!
I responded with laughter and said my site.
Has anyone told you that you couldn’t do something due to your diabetes, and you proved them wrong?
Yes, people have told me I wouldn’t live through a brain tumor because my diabetes would kill me.
But I proved them wrong and fought with everything I had to stay awake and alive.
How do you inspire others?
I have inspired others by staying active and not letting my diabetes get in the way of being a normal person.
Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
About a year ago my insulin went bad with out me knowing and it almost put me in the hospital and on my death bed. I was diagnosed with ketone acidosis.
How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
It has taught me how to keep a strong faith when going through a tough situation. It has taught me how stay strong and never give up.
Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
One horse sized duck