Hi. My name is Tuathla and I was diagnosed with diabetes on January 5, 2005. I am eight years old. I live in the south of France and I have just come back from the clinic where last week I started with the pump. I have a Cozmo pump with a cool blue cover and I love it. The hospital is right on the Mediterranean and when you step outside you are on the beach! The people are really great there.
I do all my own sugar counts and also put in my own catheters (infusion sets) with a cool Cleo. We don't know anyone else with a pump here and so would love to hear from anyone who is pumping like me.
I love sports, swimming, skiing (the Pyrenees are only two hours from here), judo and soccer. I am also crazy about roller blading. I brought my blades to Paris at Easter and bladed everywhere on the really wide footpaths there. Where I live it's very bumpy.
Diabetes doesn't stop me from doing any sports, I just have to be sure to always have food with me in case I get low. I speak Irish, English and French. This is me harvesting grapes this year. It was great. I went with my cousins and we had grape wars. I got the day off school and got to ride the tractor with the trailer full of grapes back to the winery.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Tuathla is doing great, it is very early days for us on the pump and we have so much to learn. It would be great to be able to exchange ideas and tips with parents of pumpers. Often its little things that parents discover in the day to day dealing with diabetes that make life easier. We would love to hear from you.
Published December 3, 2006
Last Updated: Monday December 04, 2006 08:46:48
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