I was diagnosed with diabetes in November when I was just 3 years old. Since then I have lived a pretty normal life that includes hanging out with my friends, going places with my family, and performing with my community theatre. Diabetes can be difficult and frustrating but I always try to see the light at the end of the tunnel. 🙂
What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
One time I was taking an insulin needle at rehearsal when my insulin pump broke. Someone asked me if I was doing drugs since I was taking it in the bathroom. I just laughed it off and explained that it was insulin for my diabetes.
Has anyone told you that you couldn’t do something due to your diabetes, and you proved them wrong?
I constantly got told by adults when I was little that I couldn’t eat sweets. I always explained I could and then I continued to eat sweets.
How do you inspire others?
I share my story and my life with diabetes through my Instagram. @unlimited_diabetic
Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
It had really made me stronger. It taught me how to be responsible from the time I was a toddler. It taught me how to do math and how to count and how to take care of myself.