Max Klein - Quilt 61
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Diagnosed August 1, 2001
I'm Max Klein; 9 years old and I have had diabetes for 10 months.
My Auntie Anne made this quilt for me. She is brilliant!
The quilt shows where I live and things which are important to me. I live in a tiny village in rural Northern England with my mum and the cat Tinker. You can see the village church and our cottage on the quilt. I play a lot of tennis, I love all kinds of cars, especially rally cars and the crab is my birth sign. The fish is the sign of my Christian Faith.
I didn't want to get diabetes, but we always knew I might because mum has got it. She's had it for 38 years; that's a lot of injections!
I have two injections a day, I usually do these an my finger pricks myself, though mum does help me sometimes. Having diabetes doesn't stop me doing anything though it is a bit of a fiddle having to remember to have everything with me wherever I go. As well as playing tennis, I swim, play football, and enjoy riding my bicycle. I'm very active and I've learnt that this makes my blood sugar low and I can extra scrummy snacks.
Having diabetes isn't too bad, but I'd rather not have it and I hope a cure will be found so that my children won't have to have it.
Quilt made by Anne King
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