Mat

Mat

Diagnosed with type 1 at age of 16. Married for 22 years with 2 kids. I pushed to get the insulin pump. Been on the pump since September 2015. I have no hypo awareness anymore which is annoying at times and means I check blood 10 to 15 times a day. Never let diabetes hold me back but I am more anxious about my diabetes as I get older.

What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
I don’t know how you inject yourself every day.. my response was. It’s much easier than dying 🙂

How do you inspire others?
I try and remain positive. I have always talked about being a diabetic and will answer any question. I have never hidden it .

Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
It has made me fed up at times. I worry when I go out. . Oh and I can’t go any where without a man bag 🙂

How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
It is a constant nagging in the back of my mind.. I think about it everyday and is constantly in the back of my mind. I try to live a normal life.

Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
I wouldn’t fight any I’d get some food and feed them and then give them a tickle


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