Lakeville South Volleyball Player Shares Experience of Living with Type 1 Diabetes

February 09, 2017 11:59 AM

For people who live with Type 1 Diabetes, every day presents a new challenge. A Lakeville South High School senior and standout volleyball player says the most important thing she's learned is you have to listen to your body.

Karly Lewis was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes two years ago. The disease runs in her family, as she has an older sister with T1D. But Karly hasn't let that stop her from excelling in the classroom and on the volleyball court, where she helped the Lakeville South Cougars to the state semifinals.


Karly says when she was first diagnosed, she tried to hide the disease from her friends, teammates and coaches. But now, she's realized she needs to own it and be the best person she can be with T1D. She's also gotten a lot of support from her community. 

Karly and her friends and family have taken part in the JDRF OneWalk over the past few years. The organization has raised millions of dollars to help fund research to find a cure.

You can your family can walk on Team KSTP in the JDRF OneWalk on Saturday, February 25 at Mall of America.

Find more details here. 


Amanda Theisen

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