Jeris, from Mechanicsburg, Ohio, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) when she was just under two years old—but she hasn't let it hold her back. This is her story:
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 23 months old.
Throughout my life I've never let diabetes stop me or slow me down. Diabetes has taught me so much and it's allowed me to help a few newly diagnosed kids by sharing my story with their parents. It makes me so happy that I can use my experiences to help other people.
Diabetes has shown me the kindness of others when they have helped me when I'm low. It's made me so much stronger.
I'm now 22 years old and I'm still going strong.
Diabetes always has its challenges but with the support of God, family, and friends you will always come out on top.
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