Hi, I’m Cameron Phillips. I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes when I was 12 years old. As a high school athlete, I created this BLOG so that young kids and athletes, who have recently been diagnosed with type one diabetes, can find ways of managing diabetes and other information about diabetes and the technologies that may help manage it in the future. It can be scary, after being diagnosed, hearing about the fingerpricks, the shots, and the bloodwork. However, these are very small things that don’t affect your life in any different way. Technology has come so far, that managing diabetes is no longer the rigorous task that it once was.
I grew up in St. Louis. When you talk to anybody from St. Louis, there are two questions people ask: where did/do you go to high school and what sports do you play. I go to Saint Louis Priory School, and I play hockey, lacrosse, and golf. However, I mostly play hockey because I’m not too good at golf and lacrosse. I have an older brother who plays hockey and golf as well, but let him convince you that he’s better than me at either. My family and friends have always been there to support me, especially after I’ve been diagnosed. A lot of them have helped me find different ways to manage my diabetes. It can be a bit daunting to be diagnosed and have to juggle diabetes, sports, and school, but hopefully, with my help, you may be able to find a way to balance those things