Natalie

Natalie

I am 12 years old and was just diagnosed in July this year. I have learned so much about diabetes, and myself, since being diagnosed.
I learned that diabetes is very manageable, and will not stop me from doing the things I love!
I also learned that I am stronger than I knew I was, that diabetes does not define me but has become part of my “new normal”!
I have played lacrosse for 5 years, and I love it!
When I was diagnosed, I missed one day of lacrosse, but was back at practice the next day, and even traveled to Boston that same weekend for a three day tournament!

How do you inspire others?
I try to inspire others by leading by example. That if I can do as much as I do, and I have diabetes, that others shouldn’t give up on their dreams either!



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