Well I’ve been diabetic for nearly the whole of my life and it’s been a huge adventure. I’m an active young adult and my diabetes has gotten to me over the years. I was diagnosed on July 1st 2005 and since that day my life has been an adventure. At the moment I’m in school doing my Gcse’s and the stress of that and my diabetes is the reason why it’s a adventure. I’m in my 10th year at school coming to my last and to be honest all I wanted to tell you people who are diabetic is keep going as life gives you ups and downs but you just got to keep hold and carry on.

I draw frequently which gets my mind off everything and in my future I want to take my art somewhere. My diabetes is included in my artwork as its part of my life. Well, all I can say is diabetes isn’t just a disease, it’s an adventure and I will always conquer it no matter how bad it gets! I’m on a pump and even though people say the pumps easier, it’s still hard as you got to check for bubbles and constantly remember it’s attached.

How do you inspire others?
Well my Moto “if a snail can get from one end of a stick to the other then I can conquer what I need to do” it may be simple but it means a lot as the snail is slow and steady which means in life you got to be slow and steady so you don’t get anything wrong. But If you get things wrong you learn from them.

Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
Basically diabetes has affected me as it’s coming up to 11 years and it’s gotten the better of me. It’s been with me nearly all my life so it’s affected how I see life as I’ve never known what it’s like to wake up in the morning and not have to worry about my sugars. Diabetes has given me a reason to keep going as I’m determined to conquer it and manage it as if I don’t have it. It’s affected me so much and made me be me.

Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
One horse sized duck as if someone’s bigger than you, you conquer it and make it look smaller!

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