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In March 2007, almost a year and a half after my diagnosis, I publicly announced that I have diabetes at Carnival For a Cure. I knew I wanted to go public and that seemed like the right time. I guess I wanted to kind of get “comfortable” with my diabetes before telling the world about it.

I found it amazing just how many people know somebody with diabetes or have diabetes themselves. We’d get these stories about how some of the kids were really afraid to tell their friends and how my situation gave them courage to do that. The fact that I’m able to have somewhat of a spotlight to share my story, I just feel blessed. I carry a supply of guitar picks in my pocket, and whenever I meet another “diabetic buddy” as I call them, I give them a pick, a cool little thing.

I appreciate that I have a platform to be able to share my story...
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11 Facts About Diabetes
Understanding how juvenile diabetes affects kids and their parents is an important first step in helping the cause... Read The 11 Facts Here »
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Host a diabetes awareness fair
Make people in your school more aware of diabetes risk factors. ... Read More
Perform a Sugar Intake Experiment
How much sugar does a person consume? This experiment will help you visualize it. ... Read More
How to be an advocate for people with diabetes
Write your government officials to make a difference! ... Read More
Organize a Walk / Run for Diabetes
Starting a walk/run for the cause is a great way to build awareness ... Read More
Create a healthy cookbook for people with diabetes
Make a great friendly cookbook for a friend with diabetes! ... Read More
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