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As a high school student I really don't want to be doing this I have better things to do with my time. But after my mom forced me to do this actually as a matter of fact when I was younger I hated going. As I am sitting here writing this I recollected all the fun times I have had at CWD for example all the free giveaways or meeting all the athletes,famous people with diabetes (Adam Morrison, Nicole Johnson, Chris Dudley and so many more). When I was 14 months old I was diagnosed with diabetes. I have gone to CWD for like every year since the first time.

Over the years I have made friends at CWD I look forward to seeing them every year. I also enjoy CWD because you learn so much and not all of it is just don't forget to bolus and check your blood sugar. It's actually relevant information and I learn something new each year. But don't get the idea that it is boring and all you do is sit and listen to some one talk; the classes are fun and interactive also. Another reason why I love CWD is that like 75% of the people there are diabetic and they can relate to your problems or concerns. So when you take out your meter or pump someone doesn't go 'what's that' you feel comfortable. I know we've all had that awkward time where we've had to test in class and every one is ohhh ing and ahhh ing at you. Also I think it is a great place for the newly diagnosed and parents because aside from just things for kids there is also things to do for adults. I like CWD because you truly make friends for life.

Hunter, age 15

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