Hi. My name is Sonia and I'm 11 years old. I live in Sweden. I got diabetes when I was 3 1/2 years old. I lived in Africa at that time. My mother was working in an aid project in Mozambique. We had to leave the country immediately and I was first treated in South Africa and then in Sweden. I was one week in the hospital in South Africa and three weeks in the hospital at home. Then we went back to Mozambique again for another half year. I had to take five injections every day. Now I have a Minimead 508 pump.
I love the pump but I think that it is too big because everyone can see it. I check my bloodsugar four times every day. You who recently have been diagnosed should not be afraid. You get used to it. I play and run every day even more than the other children. In the beginning it can be difficult but then it will be easier.
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Published March 16, 2003
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