I am a sweet, down to earth, caring person who seems to put everyone before herself. Family is one of the most important things to me.

What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
Is that patch on your arm a nicotine patch? When asked that kind of question I would first laugh it off then explain what it actually is.

Has anyone told you that you couldn’t do something due to your diabetes, and you proved them wrong?
My grandmother on my daddy’s side of the family would just assume I couldn’t eat certain things like sweets because of my diabetes.

How do you inspire others?
I don’t try to inspire people really. I just walk around with my head held high and a smile on my face because God has given me another day to live for Him.

Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
When I was first diagnosed with diabetes I thought God was punishing me for something I didn’t know I did. As I grew up I realized that God actually blessed me by keeping alive and helping the doctors to help me and my family to learn everything we need to know to keep me healthy. I thank God for blessing me with everything I have.

How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
I have become a stronger person by not letting my diabetes control me.  I have become stronger by opening my eyes to God being there to help me with my diabetes when I really needed him.

Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
Neither! Ducks are too cute to hurt. I would just buy out a bread shop and feed them all or the one big duck.

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