Hello I'm Vanya Melnikov. I'm sixteen years old. I'm from Russia. I live near the Ural mountains in a city named Yekaterinburg.
I was diagnosed when I was six. At first diabetes seems to be very difficult to live with. After several years I decided that diabetes is just a part of my life, it is a part of me and I can handle it. Of course at first doctors said that I can not eat sweets or anything that includes sugar in it, but after several years I did not even think that I can not eat sweets, I just ate them and covered with insulin. I would recommend people who just start living with diabetes not to be scared,just because it makes you look different from others.
Vanya can be reached via e-mail at DYF_ITT@yahoo.com.
Published December 8, 2000
Last Updated: Sunday December 05, 2004 10:16:35
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