Connection: Adult with type 1 diabetes
Quote: “I wasn’t going to let diabetes stop me from doing anything, and I’ve been able to do so much more.”
Connection: Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 18
Quote: “The hardest thing for me is… people feel sorry for me because I have diabetes, and I don’t really like that because it makes me realize how sick I actually am. I feel like I can live with my diabetes, but I have a really hard time living with all of these ‘I’m so sorry for you’ comments.
Remember that you are strong. You are brave. And you’re definitely not alone.”
Contributor: Crystal Bowersox; singer-songwriter and runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol. crystalbowersox.com
Connection: Adult living with type 1 diabetes
Quote: “I’m really enjoying my life, and my health. I just wanted to make this video to let everyone know that you can achieve your dreams.”
” I was diagnosed at age 33, mid half-marathon training when I suffered a severe foot injury. I wasn’t sure if running again would be possible because of the diabetes and the 4 bone fusion I had in my right foot in December. I was determined to prove everyone wrong and on Oct 27, a little over a year later, I PR’d in the Houston Half Marathon – 2:2:00. Not bad for someone who almost died from DKA last May and who just started walking again in April. #DwontStopME”
” I’m a junior at Northwestern University, studying Industrial Engineering and Industrial Design. I’ve had Type I Diabetes since age 2, but that hasn’t slowed me down. These are my hopes and goals.”
Copyright 2015 You Can Do This Project.