My name is Lonzo.  I’m hard of hearing, and I have had type1 diabetes  for 10 years.

What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
You can’t eat sweets…I’m like, “I can all I have to do is take my shot and drink water.”

Has anyone told you that you couldn’t do something due to your diabetes, and you proved them wrong?
They said you can’t be active in sports long like people without diabetes. I prove the wrong since I played football for 7 years.

Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
How I found out I was a diabetic. When I was in class I keep going back and forth to the restroom. The teacher noticed something wasn’t right so they called my mom. My mom made an appointment to take me to the doctor, and that’s where they checked my ketones and my blood sugar.  The doctor told my mom I was diabetic so they rushed me to a hospital room where I stayed for about 2 weeks. That’s where I was taught about diabetes. I’m proud to have diabetes, and am not ashamed…  I have had Type1 diabetes for 10 years.

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