Tiffani, from Desoto, Texas, refused to let complications from her diabetes hold her back. This is her story:
At the age of four, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and it was a major transition for my family.
At the age of 27, I completely lost my vision, was diagnosed with stage four renal failure and temporarily lost mobility due to complications of poor management. This resulted in peritoneal dialysis everyday for nine hours until I received a duel pancreas and kidney transplant in 2017.
Since then I have been fortunate to get married to the love of my life, start a strategy firm focused on inclusion as well as a tech startup that creates hardware and software for disabled persons.
My primary initiative has been to advocate for proper management with healthy lifestyle choices to battle T1D so no one has to experience the complications I endured.
With the support of my local community, I have been able to share my story through blogs, articles and speaking engagements. Although I live a fulfilling life, the lessons learned can be a warning and viable preventive measure for those I encounter both physically and digitally.
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