What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
“What are those things on your arm?” Is the usual question I get so I would then explain what my OmniPod is and what it does and then I would explain my Dexcom and its functions. One time after explaining this the kid who asked said “Oh I thought those were patches for smoking, like you had a really bad smoking addiction.”
Has anyone told you that you couldn’t do something due to your diabetes, and you proved them wrong?
Well, my mom tells me that because of my diabetes I might not be able to live so normally and might not be able to do things but i’ve proved her wrong by doing them I guess, like she said I couldn’t go scalloping but I went and did it anyways.
How do you inspire others?
Well, I wear my pods on my arms and they’re really noticeable, so one time at Kobés I was sitting down waiting for our chef and this family across from me were waving at me to get my attention and they lifted their little sons arm up and showed me his pods and when they did they he hid behind his mother. So, after eating the family left in a hurry and when we got our bill the waiter said that the family with the little boy had paid for our meal, and this place isn’t so cheap and the note they left was really heart warming and it made me feel really happy to help this little boy feel better about his disease.
How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
I feel like my diabetes has made me mentally stronger because it made me become more independent on myself at a young age and taught me how to be responsible and learn that i have to take care of myself.
Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
One horse sized duck because I would get tired more quickly with 100 regular sized ducks.