It just up and quit. No reason, no warning, no explanation. Quinn’s pancreas stopped producing insulin.
In a split second, she was a l3 year old with type 1 diabetes, a chronic, deadly disease. Her younger brother Will had been diagnosed almost three years before in 1996.
Her future, filled with multiple daily shots of insulin, seemed beyond bleak. After a period of mourning, Quinn decided to join the fight to find a cure for diabetes and improve the lives of those suffering with the disease.
As the National Youth Advocate for the American Diabetes Association, she spent a year traveling across the country to diabetes camps, convention halls, and even the U.S. congress.Her message was simple:
We must find a cure for diabetes and provide support and care for the millions of people living with the disease.
For the past 18 years, Quinn has shared her personal story of living with diabetes with over 250,000 people. In 2014 she had her first book published, “If I Kiss You, Will I Get Diabetes?”. It’s her personal story of living with type 1 diabetes. Nystrom’s journey chronicles her real life experiences of figuring out how to live a “normal” life with a chronic disease. Quinn’s wish with this book is, “I’m hoping this book will provide hope, courage and faith for your journey as it has my own.”
Quinn continues to advocate for people with diabetes and shares her story with purpose and passion. She is an energetic speaker who inspires, informs and entertains her audiences. To learn more go to www.QuinnNystrom.com.