Today’s guest blog post comes from Crystal Bowersox, Nashville-based singer/songwriter and the newest Lilly Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Ambassador. Crystal works with the Lilly Camp Care Package Program and other initiatives to encourage and inspire kids with diabetes.
This summer I had the amazing opportunity to tour the country with Lilly Diabetes, visiting diabetes camps and spending time with kids with diabetes. We talked, we sang, we played and I enjoyed every single minute. Can’t wait to get back to it next summer!
Crisscrossing the country is nothing new to me. Ever since I started my professional music career, I’ve traveled constantly and kept up a hectic schedule, which can make it tough to manage my diabetes. Sometimes I get so caught up in what’s happening around me that I don’t take care of myself like I should, and that can have serious consequences.
Diabetes has been part of my life since I was six years old. Luckily, I have a diabetes support team that includes my doctor – and they’ve been with me every step of the way. We came up with a plan to help me manage my diabetes when I’m on the road. I know if I follow it, I’ll feel and sound my best.
Today is World Diabetes Day and a great time for me and my friends at Lilly Diabetes to remind everyone with diabetes that you can do anything you put your mind to. And you don’t have to do it alone. If you or a loved one has diabetes, work with your doctor and support team to put together a diabetes management plan so you can live your best life. I did it and so can you!