I don’t let diabetes get in my way. I’m athletic. Have done ballet, soccer and cheer. Grew up in a family of 5 and hoping one day to be a part of a cure.
Question #1: What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
Why is your cell phone connected to your arm? My response: it’s not a cell phone, it’s an insulin pump and I’m a type one diabetic.
Question #2: Has anyone told you that you couldn’t do something due to your diabetes, and you proved them wrong?
Eat chocolate cake and candy. And of course I proved them wrong.
Question #3: How do you inspire others?
I have an Instagram. Stay positive about what we’re living through. I always say there is something unique about everyone. Mine adds an accessory to me.
Question #4: Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you
When I was 6 I had a seizure during the night. My blood sugar dropped to 17 and that was cause of it. It will always be in the back of my mind. And it always makes me take life more seriously because you have no clue how fast it can be taken away until it’s almost happened.
Question #5: How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
Mentally it has made me stronger. Physically, I talk about my disease with everyone openly. And will answer any questions without hesitation. Emotionally, I think it keeps me in good spirits as to how I am different than most of my friends.