Jennifer Stone Biography
Jennifer Stone born as Jennifer Lindsay Stone is an American actress known for her appearance on the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place, and Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars.
Jennifer Stone Age
Stone was born on February 12, 1993, in Arlington, Texas, U.S. She is 26 years old as of 2019
Jennifer Stone Family
She was born to American Parents, her mother Christy Stone and her father who is unknown. She has an older brother. More information about her family is yet to be revealed
Jennifer Stone Boyfriend
Stone is an actress who loves to live a private life, she does not talk of her personal life in public. She is said to be dating actor Dan Benson since 2009. More information about their love life will soon be updated, you can also get more from her social media accounts
Jennifer Stone Diabetes
She was diagnosed with latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA), also known as Type 1.5 diabetes. She stopped acting to study for a university degree, first in psychology and later switching to nursing, in order to get a better understanding of her disease. In January 2018 she was interviewed on the Diabetes Connections podcast about her diagnosis and how it has affected her life caree. She revealed to the public that she would be running for President of PNSAC in February 2019.
Jennifer Stone Height, Weight and Body Measurement
Weight: (61 kg) 134 lbs
Height: (5′ 3″) 1.60 m
Body Measurements: 35-29-36 in (89-74-91 cm)
Breast Size: 35 inches (99 cm)
Waist Size: 29 inches (74 cm)
Hips Size: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 32C
Feet/Shoe Size: 6 (US)
Dress Size: 8 (US)
Jennifer Stone Net Worth
Stone is an American actress who has made her good fortune of an estimated net worth of around $2 million dollars.
Jennifer Stone Secondhand Lions
Stone was cast as Martha in the 2003 American comedy-drama film “Secondhand Lions”
Jennifer Stone Nothing Left to Fear
Stone was cast as Mary, Pastor Dan, and Wendy’s daughter and Rebecca and Christophe’s sister in the 2013 supernatural horror film “Nothing Left to Fear ”
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Jennifer Stone Interview
Exclusive Interview: Jennifer Stone On How She Manages Acting, Type 1 Diabetes And More
dLife is proud to bring you an exclusive interview with this talented and tireless actress and diabetes advocate.
Q: How Did You Start Acting?
A: My family jokes it’s a hobby that got way out of control. I feel very lucky that I’ve known what I wanted to do from a very early age. I was 6 when I started acting, and I’ve loved it since then. I did theater when I was little and I’m so thankful that’s how I learned so many basics and fundamentals. I begged my mom to let me go to Los Angeles after I did everything I could to exhaust my career in Texas. And finally, I wore her down. Every time I went, I booked something and finally, I booked Wizards, and we moved out [to L.A.] full time.
Q: Tell Me About Your Career And Diabetes Diagnosis.
A: It was after Wizards, and I was working on some horror movies. I was also in school, pursuing a degree in psychology and getting ready to transfer to UCLA when all of a sudden I just didn’t feel right. I started gaining weight quickly, gaining 60 pounds in 3 months, I lost my eyesight in one eye, and everything made me really tired. I knew something was wrong but thought the weight gain was due to my thyroid. I went to see a doctor and they did some tests and saw that my cortisol was really high because my body was so stressed and my blood sugars had been elevated for so long.
I look at my diagnosis as being a blessing. I went through the stages of grief with it: the bargaining, the anger, it really tripped me up. But I’ve come to the point where I see it as a blessing because it has allowed me to think about what I really want to do. It’s allowed me to take ownership of my career and it’s helped to steer me into nursing as a profession as well so I can help others.
Q: How Did You Take The Diagnosis?
A: I didn’t know anything about diabetes. I knew the stereotypical stuff: Like you can’t eat cake, which is actually so not true. That’s why I changed my major from psychology to nursing. It’s a time that I had to really take a step back and look in the mirror and say, ‘is this something I really want to pursue?’ I was completely ready to transfer, but when I was going through my diagnosis, I realized there aren’t enough nurses that know enough about diabetes, and I wanted to be in the field and work with other diabetics because I understand what they are going through.
Q: How Are You Managing Acting, School, And Diabetes?
A: I’m acting and in nursing school at the same time right now and it’s a little crazy and I’m tired. But I’m excited about doing both. To be honest, the hardest part is managing stress. My blood sugars are really stress-dependent so whenever I’m stressed, in my brain I think I’m fine but my body will tell me otherwise. I have to be good about time managing with getting enough sleep and exercising, and eating right and just keeping everything very balanced and that can be a challenge.
It’s hard to have the same challenges of managing blood sugars day-in and day-out and I don’t often succeed, and I often pay for it. I have days when my blood sugar is really bad, and I have to think about what I didn’t do right. I can usually come up with a reason, but sometimes I can’t.
Q: What Do You Tell Yourself On Those Down-Days?
A: I just tell myself that tomorrow’s going to be a better day and that this is just the nature of type 1: that you’re going to have good days and bad days. If you didn’t have bad days, you’re not going to appreciate the good ones. Make it through today, and hopefully, tomorrow will be better and if it’s not, there will be a day.
Sometimes you have a week or two, or phases where it’s not good. That’s when it gets hard to be optimistic. I try to take it one day at a time. I try to remind myself that this is just the nature of the beast.
I would also say to have a plan for when blood sugars are high and try to be good about preventing it. For me, I know if I don’t jump on preventing it when my blood sugars are going high, it’s going to be really difficult to get it back down. So know the precautions it takes to stop it from getting there. Sometimes, you can do everything right it’s still not good enough, so don’t beat yourself up.
Q: What Were Some Of Your Initial Challenges?
A: It took me a long time to find an endocrinologist I liked: I didn’t like the way some doctors approached my disease and I didn’t like the way they approached me.
So if you type 1 or type 2 and have a doctor that’s not looking at what you’re trying to do in your life, and make a plan for you, then maybe it’s not a right fit.
There’s always a way if you really want to do something. It’s just about finding someone that shares that philosophy and wants to share that with you.
It should be a collaboration: I see my doctor every three months, we come up with a plan, and we talk about how it affects my day-to-day life, and we try to make that plan work for me.
What’s Your Role With Beyond Type 1?
A: As a global ambassador for Beyond Type 1, my biggest mission is education, not only about type 1 but also about the resources that are available to people. Something that amazes me all the time is how lacking education is. I love what Beyond Type 1 does from an education stand-point and then some. They are constantly trying to move diabetes education and the resources available, looking for a cure, just trying to move that entire world forward, advancing the life of a type 1 person.
They’re constantly going out there in the field to bring type 1s together and finding fun and unique ways to create a community and make diabetes not such an isolating thing. Sometimes it’s frustrating to feel like nobody understands what you’re going through.
They not only do a great job of educating, but they help people that need resources but can’t get them. And they create a community of people, so you feel like you’re not alone. They have each other’s backs and it’s a really beautiful thing of people being there for people.
What Are Your Thoughts On New Management Tools?
A: What amazes me is how many people don’t even know about the technology available. I shot a movie in Virginia at the end of last year, and I was talking to a fellow-type 1, and he didn’t know what a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) was. We got into a conversation about it and a few months later he called me to thank me because the CGM has changed his life so much.Jennifer Stone Photo
For me a CGM changes the game, there have been some weeks where I’ve been without one, and I hate it. I hate having to prick my finger all the time. CGMs are incredible as are the insulin pens. I have the pump as well, but sometimes with work, it’s not the most plausible option all the time, because it depends on what costume I am wearing. Things have really come along way since insulin used to be pulled out of vials.
It amazes me how much technology has changed and how much it continues to grow. And like I said, some type 1s or Type 2s don’t know their options and they should. That should be the first thing endos or diabetes educators should be telling them. My friend in Virginia said the nurses were trying to figure out how the CGM worked alongside with him, which I found shocking. I don’t what to put it all on the healthcare provider, or on the type 1s or type2s either, it’s a matter of healthcare providers and patients staying educated.
Q: What Do You Say To People About Chasing Their Dreams?
A: I would say if you have a drive that just fuels you and makes you excited about your life, then you can’t stop pursuing it. For me, it’s acting that gets me excited to wake up in the morning. Life’s about a lot of things, but one of the key components is to pursue your passion. It was never going to be easy, but this just made it harder.
I had a doctor once tell me I need to stop acting and move back to Texas. And that moment, I thought, am I suppose to just move back to Texas and live in a bubble? That’s when I realized if you have something that you like doing, that you have to fight tooth and nail to do it.