Hello, my name is Janelle and I am 12 yrs old. I was diagnosed with T1D in 2008. The last 7 years have been very difficult. Diabetes can make everything in your life ten times harder, but I decided I will not let it define me, I am stronger than that! I decided I wanted to help others as well! I am a JDRF advocate and ambassador and I hold different activities every year to help raise funds to find a cure!!! I love Tae Kwon Do, I am an honor roll student and I enjoy my life to the fullest. T1D can’t stop me and I live everyday to help Kiss 💋 Diabetes Goodbye!!!
What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
If I got diabetes from eating too much sugar!
Has anyone told you that you couldn’t do something due to your diabetes, and you proved them wrong?
That I can’t have more than one cupcake lol! And yes I proved them wrong!! Lol but not something I do often lol!
How do you inspire others?
I am a JDRF advocate and hold many different activities during the year to help raise fund to find a cure! I have raise over $15,000 for JDRF!
Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
It’s difficult to have normal outings and sleep over but instead I bring the party to my house lol!
How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
I am stronger and more determined due to Diabetes! Because I would not let this disease control or define my life!!!
Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
One horse sized duck! Cause I don’t back down from a challenge!