My name is Eric and I love video games and pizza. Less than a year ago mother nature blessed me with type 1 diabetes, yes I said blessed. I say blessed because less than a year ago I was over 400 pounds and with help from dka and the diet I am proud to say that I’m 223 pounds. I still love pizza and games though.

What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
“Don’t you have to take pills or something? My grandma does for her diabetes.”
-Tell me the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Has anyone told you that you couldn’t do something due to your diabetes, and you proved them wrong?
Solved a quadratic equation with a blood sugar of 56 mg/dl

How do you inspire others?
I inspire people who want to lose weight but can’t. I tell them how to count carbs, and find foods that help them vs hurt them.

Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
Diabetes has made me see the glass half full aspect of life in general.

How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
Today I am in the best shape of my life and I have never felt better.

Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
Horse sized duck.

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