Has anyone told you that you couldn’t do something due to your diabetes, and you proved them wrong?
People tell me all the time I can’t have a price of cake or cookies…just saying

How do you inspire others?
How I try to inspire others is to keep pushing the limits psychically and intellectually. I feel like I can be a light to others not just those with type 1. My goal is to attend M.I.T. and hopefully travel the world to give medicine to children who cannot afford it.

Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
One story that stands out is right after I was diagnosed a friend was having a birthday party/sleepover and I wasn’t able to stay with them because they were to afraid something would happen. Since then I have learned to do all my own carb counts, corrective doses, and giving shots so that won’t ever happen again.

How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
When I was first diagnosed I thought that my world was ending I thought if I was “sick” I would have to give up all the things I loved (sports junk food etc) but as this two and a half years has passed I have found that I can continue to play all 3 sports and be a positive role model to a younger player who was recently diagnosed as well. I now have the mentality that although I may have diabetes it WILL NOT define who I am, how I treat people, the effort I give, or the kindness I show others, that is what defines who I am and who I want to be.

Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
100 regular size ducks for sure.

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