Diane Pridmore

 

Diane Pridmore

Diane Pridmore deserves to be recognized as a WDD Hero. Her battle began when her son was diagnosed with T1 at the age of 3, over 3 years ago. Today Diane continually works to tell, as open and unveiled as imaginable, the story of keeping a young child with diabetes alive and the toll it takes on herself, her son, and her family. Her openness, sense of truth, care for all people affected by diabetes, and her passion to find a cure for this serious disease is inspirational to others.

She represents all parents of children with diabetes, and does the every two hour finger stick routine, around the clock, while also being a single mom to 2 other small children. A remarkable woman who put the needs of everyone before her own on a quest to empower all of us dealing with diabetes each and every day.

Last November Diane organized her advocacy and support efforts and co-founded The Blue Heel Society (www.blueheelsociety.org). The organisation is run completely out of pocket and simply encourages all to wear blue colored shoes, in organized groups or normal everyday activities, to promote discussions about diabetes.

Diane represents the best in all of us, and we all strive to be just like her: fearless, kind, compassionate, driven, and a tremendous advocate for everyone.