Hello y’all! I am Taylor Neher and I am a junior at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, Go Broncos! I am 19 years old and have been a Type 1 Diabetic since I was 8 months old, 1995. Everybody always has that knowledge of the exact date of when they were diagnosed, the number they were at, who was with them, and know every little detail about their diagnosis. I on the other hand know nothing about it, when you’re only 8 months old it’s not like you could remember those facts. I think that it has a huge effect on how I look at myself with diabetes. I have never really thought as myself as any different. I never had that life changing moment of going from ‘normal’, ‘perfect’, or ‘healthy’ to a ‘broken, unhealthy’ human. Even to this day my diabetes is a huge part of me, just like it is for you, but it is not the defining factor. DONT LET IT BE ONE FOR YOU! Even though you know all the details and the exact moment that your life changed dramatically, you are still a beautiful perfect human!!! My diabetes has always been my motivator to stay healthy, be involved in our community and be strong for all of you other wonderful diabadasses in the world, just like y’all are for me!!
March 31, 2014