I am a 9 year firefighter/paramedic who just graduated nursing school with a bachelor of science in nursing degree! People always question how I can firefight and have diabetes, but if you control your blood sugars enough you can be whoever or whatever you want to be. I never let anyone tell me I could not achieve my dreams and I will keep striving to become more.
How do you inspire others?
I would love to become a diabetic nurse educator in the near future and teach children to never be afraid or let down because of diabetes. I remember how hard it was for me newly diagnosed, because I was just entering into high school. I decided to give myself shots because I didn’t want a pump attached to me and people asking me questions about it. The best decision I made was to go on the pump 3 years ago and I want to let children know that pumps won’t effect their image like I thought it would when I was younger. We are in control, not this disease 😀