Right around the same age I was in the same position as this young man and I took the wrong road. I didn't ask for help, thinking I could live my life and put diabetes on the back burner. It almost cost me my life, fifteen years later when I was almost thirty one person changed how I look at myself and my life with diabetes. This person has been changing diabetes for people all over the world. When I saw Phil Southerlands tweet to this young mans family I knew he was in great hands. I then saw member after member of Team Novo Nordisk send their support to this young man and his family.
My message to this amazing young man with diabetes is "I have been where you are. It is okay to say that it sucks and you hate it. Get back up and keep fighting, we all have bad days. I have had diabetes for almost thirty years, I still throw my meter when I don't like the blood sugar. I swear when my blood sugar goes out of range on a run. That lasts at most a minute, I know that diabetes is challenging me. Always fight back, you are stronger then you know and nothing will ever stop you from achieving your goals!! We are here for you and will take the time to answer any question that you have, you are not alone. Together we can show diabetes whats possible and that we are champions!!"