At sixteen Quinn Nystrom was named the National Youth Advocate for the American Diabetes Association and spent a year traveling across the country. Her message is simple; we must find a cure for diabetes and support the millions of Americans living with the disease. Quinn devotes her full time efforts to diabetes advocacy and has been recognized nationally for her contributions. Her company, Qspeak, allows her to advocate, consult and raise funds for diabetes. A portion of the book proceeds goes to her non-profit foundation, “Dateline Diabetes,” which provides hope and support for people living with diabetes. Visit her website, www.QuinnNystrom.com.
The New Book By Quinn Nystrom
Some people find their calling late in life. Quinn found hers at the age of 10, when her five-year-old brother, Will, was hospitalized with type-1 diabetes. She began knocking on neighborhood doors in her small northern Minnesota town to raise money for a cure for diabetes. Three years later she was diagnosed with diabetes and re-doubled her efforts. In the last 16 years she has spoken to over 250,000 people. The book is a first-hand account of negotiating life with a chronic illness.