Sydney learned to identify patterns to help her manage her diabetes.
A Beautiful Life
Sydney’s diagnosis led her to shift her mindset about what it meant to take care of her body.
Sydney acknowledges she is in a position of privilege despite her diabetes diagnosis.
“There are so many factors that could make this very difficult that a lot of Americans are facing every single day.”
“This is a very serious and very political disease.”
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.
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.
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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