Hear Ryan Price's T1D story
At the age of 5, I had to take on a diagnosis that would change my life forever; 24/7, 365 days a year with no breaks. Type 1 Diabetes is a manageable disease if treated properly, but can also take your life within hours if you don’t respect the disease. As I sit in an airport 18 years later, I reflect back on accomplishments I have been able to succeed and thrive with, while living with Type 1 Diabetes. Nobody should ever deteriorate your mindset or shoot down goals you have in mind because you have T1D. If anything you should work on your craft and set your goals higher than most because people that have T1D are different in the best of ways. We learn courage at a young age from having to take painful needles and feeling unwell when our blood sugar goes high or low. We learn to be optimistic because as a T1D myself, we understand that each day can bring new challenges.
Leading the T1D battle
Last but not least, we have the confidence to lead and are ready to go into battle with the disease that never sleeps. Non-profits like HADC do a great job installing hope for a brighter future. With its great mission, HADC accomplishes this on a daily basis. We’re one step closer to defeating Type 1 Diabetes by offering an easier and less stressful way of living. One day I want to look back in a textbook and read about Type 1 Diabetes.