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Hi, my name is Esté.

I was 4 years old when I was diagnosed with diabetes and I am now 13 years old. I have a brother and a sister. My sister is married and lives in London. My brother works and lives in Pretoria. I am the youngest. I love animals and have 3 dogs – Jessy, a Labrador, Borris, a Rottweiler and a Jack Russel with the funny name of Stoffel.

My parents are divorced and my mom remarried. My mom and I live in Pretoria, South Africa with my stepdad and my stepbrother. My dad lives in a small town in the Eastern Cape with my stepmom.

I love playing hockey. I am in our school's first under 12 team. We practice twice a week and we play matches every weekend in winter. I also enjoy playing the guitar and I sing in our school choir.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes it is difficult, I know, but all you have to do is stay positive. Look after yourself and believe in yourself. Know you can do anything anyone else can do if you set your mind to it.

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Published June 17, 2009

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