I met Gina through the Celiac Sprue Association, Denver Chapter 17. She helped me get involved in volunteering at last years ‘Incredible Edible Gluten-Free Food Fair™!’ She has been part of CSA for several years and is a member of the Board. She has a lively personality and is willing to share her thoughts with others. I am so excited that she was willing to sit down with me and talk about her experiences of living with Type I diabetes and Celiac disease. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. The overall message I took away, was that neither Diabetes nor Celiac disease define who Gina is, because she is so much more and has never let either one stop her from living the active life she was meant to have!
Jenn: Hi Gina! It’s great to be with you today and to have the opportunity to get to know you better. So, tell me…how old were you when you were diagnosed with Type I diabetes?
Gina: I was 17 years old.
Jenn: And how old were you when you were diagnosed with Celiac disease? (more…)