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When she was 27, Megan was diagnosed with Type 1 Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM).  Although this condition usually develops in children, rapid onset can occur during young adulthood.  The diagnosis occurred shortly after losing a baby and meeting her birth parents for the first time.  It is considered that ‘traumatic’ events, coupled with pre-disposed DNA sitting idly within one’s system triggers the onset, so it was an event-filled 1995!  During the past 6 years, she has met all her blood related, new extended family and looks forward to assisting the cause of diabetes research in her free time.  Being accustomed to full-time work and night studies, whilst living alone and managing all aspects of ‘singledom’, she endeavours to continue to study even though the ‘management’ involved with diabetes puts up daily hurdles.  Megan is still getting used to living with diabetes and pursues an amazing array of activities – swimming, yoga, rollerblading and walking – which allow her to take control of her condition rather than letting it control her. Megan’s professional life commenced as a structural draftsperson, followed by space planning and design in the medical diagnostic imaging field, gallery and design studio manager, and now as a project manager involved with business relocation, project direction and facilities support.