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Ely Fornoville

We are sisters and type 1 Diabetics. Margaret was diagnosed at 11 years old and has had type 1 diabetes for 11 years. Anna was diagnosed at 21 years old and has had type 1 diabetes for 4 years. We grew up in South Carolina and are super fortunate to have both parents in the medical field who somewhat understood type 1 diabetes whenever Margaret was first diagnosed. Margaret had been a type 1 diabetic for 8 years whenever Anna was diagnosed so we were able to help each other and learn more together.

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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’.

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Ely Fornoville

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in February 2020. I currently work in IT where I specialize in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics. I love meeting new people, sports, and the outdoors. Ever since being diagnosed I have connected and interacted with many T1D’s who are supportive and it allows me to see how other people deal with it. It has given me the confidence to share my T1D journey.

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Ely Fornoville

I was born and raised in South Carolina. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on January 13th 1988, attended college in North Carolina, was a golf professional for 10 years, got married to my now husband in July 2013 and I am in the process of adopting 2 kids through our local County Agency. We live on just over 4 acres in Woodstock, Georgia, participate in our local community in several ways and attend church at Ebenezer UMC.

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Ely Fornoville

I was diagnosed when I was 9 years old. It has been a really tough journey throughout the years, especially because of the complications I got. I’m fighting with severe neuropathy, permanent feeding tube over the smaller intestines due to gastroparesis (stomach paralysis) and I I’m wheelchair bound. My diabetes broke down a lot of nerves and muscle tissue which made me unable to walk around normally.