Meet Taylor Daniele
I realized there wasn’t a lot of information out there for a millennial like me. It’s not like diabetes was something you got at my age. Everywhere I looked there were beautiful communities of people with Type 1 who’s lived with this longer than I have. Or the type 2 community were people way older than me. There wasn’t anything that catered to my age group. It was like once you were diagnosed, you just had to figure this shit out on your own and hope you get the hang of it soon. Popping meds in the middle of brunch is not cute.
But as a young professional it was hard to adjust to my new normal. It felt like I had to change everything in my life. I couldn’t enjoy going out with friends, traveling, or being with family like I used to. I wanted to enjoy life without worsening my condition. I don’t want to settle for a life of constant worry, I want to be free.
5 years from my diagnosis and I’m finally getting my stride. I can manage my social lifestyle AND manage my diabetes.
I know this disease can be reversed I know I can do it. But I know there are others who don’t have a choice. Every day is new and with it, new challenges. I don’t want anyone to feel like I did and not know what to do when you’re first diagnosed.
I got you.