My name is Kelsey, I’m 23, and have had type 1 diabetes since I was 7. I work full time for a non-profit that runs a camp for kids with type 1 diabetes. I also run a blog about my life with T1D called More Than a Number. I love being involved in the diabetes community and working with kids and families who live with T1D. I choose to stay positive, focus on the blessings that have come into my life through diabetes, and power through the challenges!
Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
When I first got diagnosed with T1D, I struggled to understand why. Why me? Why diabetes? But as I grew up I found my “why”. A few months after I was diagnosed, I attended a camp for kids with T1D for the first time. Over the next few years of attending two different diabetes camps, my view of life with diabetes changed drastically. Now I’m grateful that I have the opportunity to go to camp and meet amazing, inspirational people. I love camps and love what they do for the diabetes community.
Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
Definitely 100 regular sized ducks, although I would probably still lose…