Tuesday Topic: The Pros & Cons Of Being A T1D Mentor

Mentor

The DDG was contacted by a wonderful woman from the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center about a pilot camp rolling out this summer. We jumped on the opportunity to meet with Heather to learn more and offer our help, should she want it. As the conversation progressed, she said they were looking for a few T1D camp counselors. In years past I volunteered at a leadership camp for high school seniors. I felt confident in my ability to lead the youngsters and still be 100% myself – but would I be able to do the same for a group of T1Ds?

This thought inspired me to weigh a few pros & cons that came to mind.

PROS:

  • I have 31 years under my belt and plenty of stories to share.
  • A1C is 6.3 (Not bragging, just proud of my hard work)

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