My name is Julie, and I was diagnosed with type one diabetes at the age of 15.
I am now 37 years old, I was presented with what seemed  like a very bleak outlook on my future quality of  life, I  had no idea what to do and how to deal with the many overwhelming responsibilities to just stay alive. The thought of waking up each day seemed like an unbearable task.
So, after years of ups and downs with diabetes I realized I had something that would never go away.  I had a decision to make. I could choose to let diabetes manage my life, or I could choose to live life to the fullest and manage my diabetes!

I chose to live!

I stand here today proud of what I have accomplished while fighting to live a normal, healthy life. I am  currently happily married 5 amazing children. I am  passionate about fitness and healthy living. I am a fitness competitor and I choose to stand up to DIABETES and take control of my life. I choose to help bring inspiration, hope, and awareness to this dis-ease and let all who come into my life know that if we choose to fight we can accomplish anything we hope and dream for.

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