Diagnosed at age 6 with type 1 Diabetes. Diagnosed at age 13 with Graves Disease (caused by the Diabetes). Had my thyroid dissolved at age 17. This February will mark 24 years as a type 1 Diabetic. I’m exhausted but I live my life and try my best. I have no complications and I’m hopeful for a cure. Living with this disease makes you a strong person, you have to be to live the life that we have to live. It’s not easy, it’s exhausting, and stressful. This disease takes so much out of you. I just try my best and live my life.  I’m hoping we’ll have a cure within my lifetime so I can live a normal life. Stay strong my fellow #T1D warriors. We got this.

Has anyone told you that you couldn’t do something due to your diabetes, and you proved them wrong?
Yes, eat sweets.

How do you inspire others?
Staying strong, being hopeful.

Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
It’s made me empathic person.

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