I chose to interview my best friend/ roommate Charly, and my boyfriend TJ. I chose to do these two people because they’re the two people closest to me, and they were the ones I most easily had access too. I planned the interview out by picking something that both of them had in common. The interview was pretty awkward because no one really wanted to have their voices recorded, and we had to try to refrain from laughing the whole time. I didn’t really learn anything from this video because I already knew all the answers because I am so close with both of these people.
Me: “Charly what type of disease do have? When were you diagnosed? How has life changed since your diagnosis?”
Charly: “I am allergic to the cold. Whenever I get very cold, my body breaks out into hives. I have to take Zyrtec during the winter months. I found out in middle school that I was allergic to the cold because I broke out during my soccer game. I probably made the wrong decision coming to app because I break out during most of the school year, but it’s fine.
Me: “Tj, what type of disease do you have? When were you diagnosed? How has life changed since your diagnosis?”
TJ: “I was diagnosed with type one diabetes last year. Ever since my diagnosis, I have had to readjust my whole life and become more responsible. It really sucks because I went from drinking sweet tea and eating whatever I wanted without having to worry, but I now I have to be sure I check my blood sugar, put in insulin, and not drink sweet tea :(“