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Hi. My name is Isabella. I am six years old, but I will be seven in January 2010, in about two weeks. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in May 2007.

When I got diabetes, I was really scared. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to do the things I used to do like ballet. But I found out that I really can still do everything I used to do, but I do have to be careful about the things I eat, and count the carbs in the foods I eat, and take insulin shots. I take one insulin shot with each meal, and one at bedtime. Very soon, though, I'm going to get an insulin pump. I'm a little scared about that. What if it hurts? But I think a pump will really help me to keep my blood sugar under control and stay healthy.

My favorite things to do now are ballet, and playing on my scooter and my bike. I also like to read and play with my American Girl dolls. I got Samantha and Molly for Christmas this year!

I would love to have a pen pal. You can write to me at

Published December 29, 2009


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