What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
For the people that know I’m diabetic, I sometimes get the question “How are your numbers?”. Even though they really don’t know what it means. I started throwing out random numbers and then moved on to not answering at all. They are used to it now.

Has anyone told you that you couldn’t do something due to your diabetes, and you proved them wrong?
Usually people are always telling me what I can or can not eat. I’m on insulin so I can usually gage how much to take based off what I eat. I know what I’m going and I live a pretty healthy life.

How do you inspire others?
I show them that just because I have diabetes, doesn’t mean I can’t live a normal life. I don’t let it consume me or bring me down. Most people have no idea that I’m diabetic and I like it that way.

Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
Before I became diabetic, I only heard the bad side of things. When I was originally diagnosed, I thought it was the end of the world. I look at things totally different now and I care more about my body and my health choices. I’m used to the needles now so it’s no big deal. I also feel that we are getting closer and closer to having a cure.

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