My name is Sara and I have had diabetes basically my entire life. People always ask me “what would do if a cure comes?” My answer is always “TAKE IT!” But when thinking about it Type One Diabetes has shaped me into who I am today. It has shown me how to be strong at my weakest moments and how to stay happy because I still have that life to live no matter if I’m high, low, sick, or whatever it may be. I just honestly wouldn’t know who I was without it. Diabetes has influenced me in such a positive way that my future career is based off of it. Growing up doctors always told me what to do and how to do it and I always thought about how they had no idea what I felt both physically and emotionally. That is why I decided to go to college and get a degree in Child Life Specialist because they go to hospitals and play with children suffering from things like T1D and other disease and teach them how to live a positive life no matter the obstacles they are and may face. I have the pump and must say it is the greatest gift I have/will ever get because I get to live more of a “normal” life style. I have never been embarrassed or ashamed of my Diabetes and never will be. I and my team “Sara’s Bully Crew Barking For A Cure” will be participating in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk this October in St. Louis. I have two English Bulldogs and a few others who will walk with me in support of T1D! If you would like to help us reach our goal of 1,000 to “Turn Type One, Into Type None” I and anyone with Type One would more than greatly appreciate it! To do so click on this link, if it won’t allow you to click just copy and paste please and thank you!
Much love and support,
What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
“Is it contagious?!” I was 4 when this happened and very upset, but now I laugh and think how they just needed to be more educated about diabetes.
Has anyone told you that you couldn’t do something due to your diabetes, and you proved them wrong?
Yes, many times with karate and cheerleader and really anything. I of course, like anyone with T1D did/have to prove them wrong!
How do you inspire others?
With my future career to help those younger children going through what I have and how I try to live a happy life no matter how diabetes affects me day by day.
Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
UM 100 regular sized ducks because I feel I could fight them off easier than a huge horse sized duck!!