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My name is Emma and I am 16 years old and will be a junior in high school. I live in a rural town about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I was diagnosed November 1, 1999 when I was in 7th grade. I guess you could say I started off Diabetes Month with a bang. My diagnosis is pretty much like everybody else's, with my blood sugar level reaching around 800.

I love singing, acting, dancing, and being on stage. I also play softball. I have an obsession with Christina Aguilera, but I also like Nelly, 50 Cent, Justin Timberlake, No Doubt, and John Mayer. I love music, and have been playing the piano for 9 years.

If you want to email me and talk about diabetes, or just about anything feel free to email me at emmajane199[@], or if you have AOL instant messanger send me a message, my screenname is emmajane199.

Just remember, God gave us diabetes because He knows that we are strong and we can handle it better than the next person who doesn't. "A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes." -Hugh Downs



The picture is me on a recent mission trip with my youth group to Nashville, TN. I am in the red shirt, the second in from the right.

Emma in the hospital when she was diagnosed

Originally published March 19, 2000
Updated August 7, 2003

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