I was diagnosed at age 10. I love sports, I play all year club soccer, soccer for my school, basketball for my school, softball for my school, and recreational softball. I remember being so scared to do anything, and now I play multiple sports every season. I know that I’ve proven to myself that I’ve got this !!

What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
Someone asked me if I would die if I took my pump off. I was at a soccer game and I had been dropping at soccer lately, so I said, “No but I might if I leave it on.”

Has anyone told you that you couldn’t do something due to your diabetes, and you proved them wrong?
Yes, someone told me I couldn’t eat a cupcake. I stood right in front of them and ate it.

How do you inspire others?
I am always happy, I educate my friends to help me if needed. I am pursuing my soccer dream.

Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
I have a friend, his name is Aidan and he has had t1d for 10 years. He has really helped me get through everything and made me a more positive person. I also go to a diabetes camp where I meet so many new people every year and I hear their stories and I know I’m not alone.

How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
Sometimes I get upset if I’ve had a bad day of blood sugars, but I remember that tomorrow is another day and I’ll be okay!

Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
Hmm, thats hard, lol. I guess one horse sized duck because its one and done!

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