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Hia! My name is Lucy Morris, I'm 15 years old, nearly 16 and I have been diabetic for about 4 years now. I live in the U.K.

First of all, I lost lots of weight, and then my eyesight went bad, and I was having trouble seeing. I went to the opticians and they referred me to a eye specialist. He diagnosed me as having cataracts, which meant having to have a operation on my eyes, and then later on, having laser treatment. I then got referred again to a paediatric doctor, and he was the one who confirmed me having diabetes. I was then sent to Boston Hospital. I don't think diabetes is the worst thing in life. My control is really good, and I went on the diabetes UK trip, to Aveimore, and it was so good, and I learnt lots of things. If you would like to e mail me, or talk, then my e mail address is bacardi_babe75[@] or lucy[@]

I am on two insulin injections a day. Sometimes I think that sometimes I really can't be bothered to do my injections, and then I think, well, it's keeping me alive, so I'd rather have a little prick than lose my life! I also think that being diabetic doesn't mean I'm not a normal girl, because I am! And the trip to Scotland has shown me that I can do anything that any other person without diabetes can do! I'm also going on another Diabetes UK holiday, but this time to Giggleswick, in North Yorkshire. One person who I have to say a big thank you to is one of my best friends Sara (aka *Sazzi*) she has helped me through a lot, because we met on here, and we have met in real life. I'll always remember one thing she said to me, and it will stick with me forever... "don't worry about doing your injections alone Luce, because I'll be there, and I got to do mine as well."

Anyway, I hope my story has inspired many people!

Hope to hear from you soon!


Published July 26, 2003

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