Jana

Jana

I am 14, I was diagnosed at the age of 9. I have been on a pump since for a little over 4 years. I love to read and sing. I also play volleyball and basketball. When I get older I would like to get a degree in nursing and work for a insulin pump company, probably as a pump educator. I am VERY into research when it comes to new diabetes technology and developments.

How do you inspire others?
I show people that even though I have diabetes I can do all the same things they can (and maybe even better). I have an instagram account where I “blog” about my diabetes and I really enjoy being able to talk to other diabetics who are going through the same things as me and give advice and also receive it.

Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
I always knew I wanted to go into the medical field, but never knew what exactly I wanted to do. Since being diagnosed I have decided I want to work with the diabetes area of the medical field, most likely with a pump company, and I probably would have never decided that if it hadn’t been for my diabetes.

How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
Diabetes has made me a stronger person. It also has given me more compassion toward others, as I know I at times want compassion with my disease.


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