I was finally diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 15 years old, after months of feeling unwell then falling into a coma for 2 days I awoke and the first thing I said to my mum was “mum I’m not thirsty no more” it took me a long time to get used to all injections and finger pricking and doctor Evan told me I would not live a “normal or long life” but I know I can and I will . With strength and courage we all can a achieve anything .

What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
You must of had to much sweets that’s why you got diabetes . My response was to try and explain it had nothing to do with what you eat I don’t no why I got it I just did

Has anyone told you that you couldn’t do something due to your diabetes, and you proved them wrong?
Yes, I was told it would be difficult to have children but I’ve got two beautiful healthy children

How do you inspire others?
I try to stay positive and do the best I can for myself and my family.

Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
It can get you down sometimes and the tiredness is hard but I have to push myself everyday you can’t let it take over your life you can’t let it beat you .

How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
It’s made me stronger and a fighter to push myself and never give up on what you want to do .

Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
One horse size duck lol

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