Shannon

Shannon

30 year old stay at home momma to 2 boys. Married to the love of my life. Cancer survivor.

What is the weirdest question you’ve been asked about your diabetes, and how did you respond?
The one that angered me most was:
“Well diabetes isn’t as bad as cancer, right?” Being a cancer survivor, they both have their low point. I just responded, “If not properly taken care of, they both can kill you.”

How do you inspire others?
I just live my life as a normal person would and for some reason, others view it as inspirational when I am just being me and doing what I have to do to survive.

Tell us a story about how diabetes has affected you.
I have learned a lot about myself because of diabetes, but the most important lesson was that diabetes was not THE definition of me, but A definition.

How has diabetes contributed to forming you into the person you are today? Mentally, physically, or emotionally?
It has made me more mathematically inclined. I was diagnosed at age 6, so I know nothing else. It has made me more understanding about life when unexpected things have happened.

Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
100 regular sized ducks. I do NOT like things that can fly, especially if they are coming after me. I would especially not like a HUGE thing that could fly.



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