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Ely Fornoville

I grew up with my type one diabetes during my teenage years and I never felt the need to hide it. As I was staying away from my family to continue my college, it was necessary for me to be vocal about my situation. In case if I need any help from others in any emergency situation. With all the ups and downs, my diabetes management has changed a lot over the last 11 years.

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Ely Fornoville

I’m a copywriter, a content planner and a creative project coordinator. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 20 years old.

Emotionally, it was tough. I couldn’t come to terms with a sudden “lifelong, chronic condition without a cure”. I especially hated the prospect of injecting myself multiple times a day for the rest of my life. I also struggled to accept that even if I followed the guidelines, correct behaviour and protocols, I wouldn’t be necessarily improving, let alone curing my condition. I would just be maintaining or preserving my health. It seemed a lot of work just to stay ‘normal’.