Jackie is a beautiful, confident, and positive girl but wasn’t always, especially when she was first diagnosed with diabetes at the age of eight. Before she was diagnosed, she craved junk food, was made fun of for being a little chubby, and was self-conscious about her physical appearance.
Watch as she describes the struggles and setbacks of growing up with diabetes, and how her real friends accepted her for who she was and her family made her realize how much they loved her. She’s learned to love her diabetes, and doesn’t let it change her, it has just become a part of her. Don’t let your diabetes define you!