My name is Colby and I have type 1 diabetes. Diabetes has NEVER stopped me from doing anything I’ve ever wanted to do. My friends are not scared to ask me questions about it. When I go into the nurses office at school they always ask me to come in with me so they can see how I do it. Diabetes has NEVER stopped me from going to birthday party’s or sleepovers because I can do everything by myself. If I had a chance to get rid of diabetes I would not it’s a part of who I am
What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
I have the insulin pump so people always ask me what the site is and I always respond with “its a sticker and it gives me my medicine so I don’t have to take shots.”
How do you inspire others?
At my school we have a walk/run thing and my younger brother and me are the only ones that have diabetes so we always go up in front of the whole school and talk about it.
Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
When I found out I had diabetes I went into a coma and I when I woke up I had brain damage so I had to re-learn how to walk and talk.
Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
One horse sized duck.