Our son Clay was diagnosed in 2000. He was only 2 years old. He was potty trained early and was such a good toddler. When he started wetting himself on car rides and during naps my husband and I knew something was wrong but never expected T1d. After being diagnosed he was such a trooper but sadly for his Dad and I grew up too fast. By age 5 he went on the pump and took complete control of his life. Including the fact that he has asthma, allergies, and a weak immune system causing him to miss a ton of school he is still an honor student, a health fanatic, an athlete, school spirited, class president, and always donating blood to the United Blood Services. He is just an amazing person to everyone he comes in contact with!

What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
I wouldn’t say weirdest question but something Clay hates being asked is, “can you eat this” He also does not like it when he is in any type mood, “do you need to check your finger”.

How do you inspire others?
Yes, Clay is very positive and loves talking to people about their health.

Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
One horse sized duck! It would be one beak instead of 100 attacking you.

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