Mel

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My mother, my younger sister and myself all Type 1 Diabetics, diagnosed at different times in our lives. But having the support of our family and friends made all the difference. I have experienced a lot of the complications that new diabetics are warned about. It isn’t easy, but when you get knocked down you have to get back up
And keep fighting. My proudest diabetic moment was giving birth to a healthy baby boy 19 years ago.

What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
The weirdest question was from a woman in a public restroom asked me if I was shooting drugs. I replied yes the drug that keeps me alive.

Has anyone told you that you couldn’t do something due to your diabetes, and you proved them wrong?
I have been told I couldn’t work as an EMT in Emergency Services. But I did!

How do you inspire others?
I think I inspire others with my refusal or stubbornness to just give up or give in because of the medical conditions that are in addition to Diabetes.

Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
Being Diabetic has changed most all of my plans I had for how my life would go when I was younger. But Diabetes has also taught me so much about myself.

Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
One horse sized Duck


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