Your Story: Diana DeAtley
I was diagnosed at age 11 with Type 1 diabetes. It has been an uphill battle my whole life. I really can relate to what Brett has gone through too. I get so excited when I see on FaceBook that he checks his blood Sugars, and is not afraid to say I have diabetes. I know it sounds weird. I am just glad that he has been such an inspiration to me, through him I follow the dreams that I could’ve had, but was afraid to follow. In school I was accepted more as a druggie, then a diabetic. I suffered for not opening my mouth. I am now considered a Brittle Type 1 Diabetic after 35 years of trying to ignore it. Seven years ago I started investigating all I could to turn things around.
I am still in HOPE for a cure! I’ve learned it is okay to tell people that I AM A DIABETIC! I have a wonderful medical/support team now that I never had before. I also fight the battle everyday. The War is still there, but the best ammo for the war is knowledge and support. A BIG THANK YOU Brett, for letting me know it was okay to tell people I am a diabetic. You are an inspiration! Glad you beat the odds on your trials last year!