I was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 7 and was blessed to have parents that never let me be different. Diabetes was just a speed bump, not a stop sign. I’m now a wife, mother of 3, an athletic trainer and approaching my 29th diaversary with nothing but more good things in the future.

What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
Not really a question but it makes me laugh when people say I don’t look like a diabetic. What does that mean?

How do you inspire others?
I inspire my students and athletes by not hiding my diabetes and making it normal for them. I’ve been around when quite a few of them were diagnosed and they say it’s not quite as scary because they’ve seen me do it on a daily basis!

Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
Regular sized for sure! They have sharp teeth…small sharp teeth aren’t as scary as giant sharp teeth!

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