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Dominique is Talki Foundation's person of the year, and we got the privilege to record with her and to share her story with all of you.
Dominique tells her story about getting diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2016 due to a DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) episode. Dominique didn't let that slow her down for too long. She quickly figured out how to live with this diagnosis, and how to care for herself correctly so she could continue doing the things that she loves.
Dominique is a soccer player, coach, and also plays football for the WNFC Atlanta Phoenix. Sports has been a huge part of her life. It is inspiring to listen to her talk about continuing to do what she loves and not letting her diagnosis keep her down.
Dominique also tells us about her alert dog Bowie and how he had been so accurate at alerting her when her levels are off.
We loved recording this episode with Dominique. She is an inspiration and an amazing woman. I'll end this with a quote from her mother. 💛
"Dominique is my oldest child and has two brothers and a sister. She has always been one of the most positive people that I know, even from a very young age. When Dominique was diagnosed with type one diabetes, I was literally in shock. How could this happen to such a healthy and athletic young lady? I knew whole heartedly that this was going to be a big challenge for my daughter. Because I am in the medical field, I knew all of the changes in her life that she would have to endure. In the beginning it was a major challenge for her from meals to the insulin injections, and the blood sugar checks but she did it and conquered it all first hand. I watched her work to get her diabetic alert dog and fur baby Bowie. She and Bowie really are a perfect match! Dominique has inspired me with how she works through every challenge, her love for sports and her love for her family. As Philippians 4:13 reads, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.". That is my daughter, my Dominique."
• Children with Diabetes
• Talki Foundation
• Dtrappeyo (Athlete page)
• In_dependence25 (T1D and autoimmune conditions page)
• Bowie_the_alert_pup (Bowie's page)
• Against All Odds: Dominique & Bowie the Alert Dog