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My name is Saige. I am a nine year old girl (almost 10) and I live in the mountains of Idaho. I was diagnosed on February 10, 1997. This was just after my brother's birthday party. At the party, I was the first one to ask for something to drink with my piece of cake, and I kept going back for more and more to drink. I was always so thirsty. My brother's name is Chance. He is seven years old. He love me very much and is so concerned.

I test myself two or three times a day and take two shots a day. I am just now coming out of the "honeymoon" stage so I will now have to start testing more and taking more shots. I am not looking forward to that! I know that 100 years ago, children died because of their diabetes. So I am thankful that science has made it possible for me to live! When I get mad about having diabetes, I remember that. It's not easy having diabetes, but at least I still get to have a life!

I love playing basketball and dancing and petting my calico cat. My favorite subject at school is math. And I want to be a pediatric nurse when I grow up. I love babies and little kids! I especially want to be a diabetes educator. My mom told me a quote by Mary Tyler Moore. It goes, "You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you." Mary Tyler Moore has diabetes too. I think anyone with diabetes has to be brave, and I would like to help them do that.

Saige Harrington
20 Homestead Drive
Boise, ID 83716


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