Ashley Finn first learned she had Type 1 diabetes when she was 13. After watching her mom battle Type 1 diabetes, Ashley was all too familiar with the disease.
"It's been comforting having my mom because she understands what it's like to live with diabetes on a day-to-day basis and we can support each other," said Ashley, a speech pathologist at Broward Health Coral Springs. Sometimes, when people learn that Ashley has diabetes, the first thing they say is "I'm sorry" — but there's no need to apologize. "Diabetes doesn’t limit me," Ashley said. "I can still do all the things that I love to do, and live a normal, fulfilled life. This disease is just something extra that I deal with."
Ashley is excited for the upcoming Step Out Walk on October 19 because it's bringing awareness to an important health issue that impacts her, her mom, and countless other Broward Health patients.
"In the healthcare field, we will all encounter someone who has diabetes because it impacts so many people in our community," Ashley said. "Together, we can truly make a difference."
Have you signed up for the upcoming Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes? Register today.