Rachel

Rachel

I was diagnosed 2 weeks before my first birthday. Although I know no other way of life for most of my life I never took care of my diabetes. I would never check my bg and only occasionally inject. I always felt that I would be fine and that damage from diabetes only happened to old people. That was until 2 years ago when my ophthalmologist noticed damage in my eyes. Since then I have jumped on a cgm and the Minimed 670g and have brought my a1c down from over 11 to a 7. I am now working to prevent further damage so that I can live my life without complications.

What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
Are you doing drugs? (In the middle of the lunch room in highschool while injecting)

Has anyone told you that you couldn’t do something due to your diabetes, and you proved them wrong?
Have healthy babies (my endocrinologist literally told me I should consider my options because my kids would be deformed because of my high a1c)

How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
I am more appreciative of what good health means

Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
I’ll take on the big guy.


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