Hi I'm Rachel. I am almost 13. I have had diabetes for five years. I was diagnosed when I was 8-years-old. I just got my pump a few days ago. I have a Deltec Cozmo. I named it "Monkey." I used to take up to seven shots a day; now I take none. Oh yeah and I LOVE Spongebob Squarepants. My mom has diabetes too. She also got it when she was 8. My little sister has diabetes also. She got it when she was 3.
The only one in my family who doesn't have diabetes is my dad. I don't enjoy having diabetes. I am always sick. My friends have trouble understanding. But I had to face the facts I would probably have diabetes for my whole life. I didn't have to go to the hospital because my mom had diabetes. I have been in the walk for diabetes for 3 years. I love going there and meeting people with diabetes. I have also been to camp 2 times. That was really fun!!! I met a bunch of friends.
I would love to be your penpal. E-mail me at
RachSk8er2[@]netscape.netor if you have aol instant messenger my screen name is RachSk8er2.
I made this picture at school on the computer
Published January 17, 2004
Last Updated: Sunday December 05, 2004 11:17:12
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.