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Steven Santoyo is a junior majoring in Corporate Communication Studies and minoring in Government at The University of Texas at Austin. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Steven has been a person with diabetes since March of 2011, when he was diagnosed at the age of 13. Steven is the President and Founder of Type Texas, The College Diabetes Network Chapter at UT Austin, and he additionally works on campus as a resident assistant and campus tour guide. After his undergraduate years, Steven plans to be the first in his family to attend law school.

Entries by Steven Santoyo

    Beating diabetes: For Texas and for Kayce, I will

    31 January 2018

    To love others, you must first be able to love yourself. However, loving yourself, your body, and your highs and lows is hard to do when you are a person with diabetes. Finding a way to truly love yourself, however, is the key to living a happy and healthy life with diabetes. It took, what has felt like a lifetime of diabetes management, the death of a friend, and a network of supportive friends to turn my life around and allow for me to truly be in love with the life I am leading. I am a first-generation college student, a communication major and honors student, a resident-assistant, a campus tour guide, and a friend to all.

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