Laura

Laura

How do you inspire others?
I was finishing my training to be a pilot when I was diagnosed in 2010 with type one diabetes. I didn’t let diabetes get in the way of my dreams. Sure, it made it a little harder but I stay on top of my sugar levels and still fly as a career. I teach from Private Pilot all the way through to Airline pilots. Staying positive and knowing that diabetes can’t stop me living the life I want is key!

Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
I try not to let diabetes get in the way but I am currently 6 months pregnant which makes controlling my sugar a little harder. Knowing I have to look after myself not just for my well being but my baby too is a big motivation! Your classed as high risk so have doctors appointments every 2 weeks to change basal rates etc. On the positive side, I get extra ultra sounds so get to see my little baby more often than you would normally. 🙂

How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
Diabetes has definitely made me a stronger, more motivated person. It’s easy to get wrapped up in all the negatives but you have to stay positive, live a healthy life and know it won’t get in the way of your dreams. Diabetes won’t slow me down!

Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
I would fight 100 regular sized ducks for sure! I would karate chop and ninja kick those little suckers away. The horse sized ducks pecks would really hurt! 😄🙊


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