I'm 9 now. When I was 22 months old I was suddenly taken to hospital with symptoms such as urinating a lot, hunger and thirst. And despite the hunger I was getting thinner and thinner. I was told by my parents that they became very worried when they understood I had diabetes. It must have been difficult indeed since I was such a baby girl. Until I was 3 years old I did not have tight glucose control. And, because of that, my parents didn't know for sure how my diabetes was being taken care of. I had at least two very strong insulin reactions that took me to the hospital. After those events my parents decided it was time to start a tighter control of my glucose.
Thus started the real control of my diabetes. Since then, I'm doing 4 glucose readings and insulin shots a day. And that has changed my life! I could now have a normal life. Apart from eating sugar (and sometimes I HAVE to eat), I could have everything.
It's not very nice to have my fingers pricked so many times a day and to get as many shots. But when I compare the benefits of doing so, I feel lucky I have the means of doing such a control.
At school, all my friends know I'm a diabetic and they care. The closest ones even know when I'm about to have a reaction. And that is good. I feel confident and, in a way, loved.
I'll finish saying that I care about my future and that I'd like every diabetic child in the world cared too. And a way of doing this is by starting right now a tight glucose control.
Until next time!
Angie (E-mail angier[@]childrenwithdiabetes.com)
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