I've been given an amazing opportunity to guest post here at Diabetesaliciousness! I started my blog, NaturallySweet just three months ago.
Since then, I have been able to talk with so many amazing diabetics and D-moms.
Kelly inspires me because through her posts, I can see she lives her life the way she wants to –and is not limited by D.
I am a teenager, a sister, a High School sophomore, a best friend, a performer, and I just happen to be a diabetic.
Being part of the DOC I has taught me that diabetes is just part of my life- but it's not my whole life.
I can be whoever I want to be because D does not limit me.
I have been a type 1 since I was 11, and I’m 16 now.
Being diagnosed was scary, I didn’t know anyone with diabetes and I didn’t like being labeled as ‘different’!
I had a really hard time accepting the person who I am now. But In the last 5 years I've attended diabetes camp and I’m currently a Junior Ambassador for JDRF.
As a Junior Ambassador for JDRF, I have an important job. A few times a year I get the chance to attend company meetings and events that are raising money for the cure.
My job is to share my own story of how diabetes affects me and how important finding a cure is.
In the past 5 years, I've met many diabetics - and I’ve never met one yet who wasn’t friendly or open to talking with me!
I try to make every diabetic I meet part of my family.
My mom is the person responsible for introducing me to the DOC. The first blog post she ever sent me was: “I Want You To Know” by Meri over at OurDiabeticLife
After I read Meri’s post, I was so inspired by this idea of “blogging”.
Up until then, I never considered that blogging about diabetes would interest others.
I never considered blogging as a way to tell others how I was feeling about my life with diabetes. And I never even imagined that I could blog just sitting in my bed while on facebook.
I started NaturallySweet right after I read Meri's post – And for a while, my only viewer was my mom. But blogging made me so happy!
My goal in life is to be able to help as many diabetics as I possibly can.
I want to be able to hold their hands and tell them they aren’t alone in their diabetes.
Being part of the DOC has made living with diabetes a lot easier for me.
Reading peoples posts about their highs and lows makes me feel like I fit in. I feel so blessed that I can get to know all these people!
Thanks for reading my guest post and enjoy the snow! I know I am!