Chapter 3
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Trusting Her Body

Sydney learned to identify patterns to help her manage her diabetes.

A Beautiful Life

Sydney often says her diabetes diagnosis is the best thing that ever happened to her. The experience dramatically changed how she approaches health and wellness. Sydney has always lived her life to the fullest. But now, more than ever, everything she does is done with the goal of staying on this planet for as long as she can.
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True Well-Being

Sydney’s diagnosis led her to shift her mindset about what it meant to take care of her body.


Strength in Numbers

More than 30 million people in the United States are living with diabetes. While there is no cure for the disease, it can be managed. But it’s a complicated condition — one that is best managed with the support of a health care team, family, and friends.

Sydney was lucky. When she received this diagnosis, she had a rock-solid support system. Barry, she often says, is the strongest person she knows. Sydney knew she could count on him to stand by her side through this new health challenge.

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The Power of Love

Having Barry as her main supporter after her diagnosis made all the difference for Sydney.


A Blessing in Disguise

Sydney’s type 2 diabetes diagnosis has changed her life — for the better. She is proud of the immense progress she has made and the radical transformation in her mindset about self-care.

Moving forward, Sydney feels in control. By sharing her story, she hopes to instill in others the same confidence and support she has found through this condition.

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Special thanks to Sydney and Barry Williams, Finest City Improv, Port of San Diego, San Diego Special Events and Filming Department, and Flagship Cruises & Events for making the telling of this story possible.

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    Jens Bishop

  • Copywriter

    Lara DeSanto

  • Production Manager

    Alex Portaluppi

  • Video and Photography

    Remedy Health Media

  • Design & User Experience

    Mag 7 Collective

  • Development Lead

    Ron Chu