Over the course of six years having diabetes I’ve meet so many amazing people one of which being my best friend Carley who is this photo with me. Carley and I met at diabetes sleep away camp when we were 9 and ever since have been inseparable. Diabetes has affected every which aspect of who I am, in many ways I still can not even fathom. Socially I’ve grown much more as a person, I’m able to independently manage my health and well being, and over all I believe that diabetes has allowed me to accept help from others when I’m struggling, as well as give back to causes similar to my own, and others in need.
How do you inspire others?
I inspire others by educating them on the fundamentals of diabetes, and by sharing aspects of the disease to others. I inspire others by pursing any and everything I aspire to accomplish, breaking any existent barriers type one diabetes presents to me.
Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
Defiantly 100 little ducks. I’ve learned with diabetes, whenever I have a goal I want to accomplish I need to conquer the everyday obstacles and problems. Life goes on and there will always be those 100 little ducks, whether you like it or not.