My name is Sailor and I was diagnosed two months before my third birthday, on December 10, 2001. I have been a part of CWD since my first conference in 2002. I started in the childcare and at FFL 2012 I will be a teen. I finally made it to the teens!!
At first it was hard for my family to get used to the changes in our lives – because diabetes affects everyone in the family. CWD has been teaching me the tools I need to deal with those challenges and has taught my mom to not freak out so much (thanks to Natalie). I have been an Animas pumper since October 2004 and CGM since 2009. That has helped me to manage my diabetes better.
I live in southern California. Some of the things I like to do is hang out with my friends, play the piano, sing and dance. I also love to bake and will some day train to be a pastery chef in Paris. I have an older sister, Sierra, who has graduated from CWD teens and is now a staff member. I am a Diabetes Diplomoat for DRI and have raised a lot of money to help find a cure.
My whole family is involved in Children with Diabetes. What I like best about the conferences is getting to see my friends that have become my second family and making new ones for life!
Having diabetes is not all bad when I have my CWD family. I have tried not to let diabetes be who I am. Once, when I was little, I heard some adults call me a diabetic. I immediately corrected them by saying "I'm not a diabetic, I'm a little girl with diabetes."
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Published November 17, 2009
Updated February 17, 2012
Last Updated: Friday February 17, 2012 08:38:12
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