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Hey my name is Elaine and I'm 13 years old. I am an outgoing, fun-loving, diabetic girl.

I have been diabetic for about 3 or so years, well to be exact I was diagnosed on October 4, 2002, so just about 3 or 4 years. Honestly I have a very low self-esteem about being Diabetic. I am very shy and secretive when it comes to it. I have an insulin pump Minimed 512 in purple,

I am extremely careful on making sure that you can't see that I have a pump or when I put insulin nobody sees me. In school I go to clinic to test my blood sugar before lunch. I prick my fingers about 8-12 times a day. At first they were very painful but I have gotten used to it which is a great thing.

I go about my life very normal, I go to school dance, play, run around and I'm just a normal girl.

I do not like telling some people about me being Diabetic because unfortunately some kids are very immature about things. I guess I am a little scared due to my past experience, in Elementary I decided to just come out of my shell and not be secretive about it and just be open, but that didn't go to well. Kids at lunch would rub cookies in my face, spread rumors that I was contagious and it got me very sad and I once again went back to my shell and since then I've been stuck inside of it.

The only people who know is obviously my family, my closest friends and now those of you reading this. =0) I am trying to get into a Diabetes Summer Camp this year, so I can meet kids my age and just have people that go through the same thing as me. I am very excited and looking forward to it and hopefully I can come out of my shell and this time people would accept me for who I am.

But no matter what eventually I do have to come out and if people don't like the fact that I am diabetic then that's too bad... because, I AM ME ...

Well dats my story .. lol

You can E-Mail me at : sugartwist93 AT
My AIM / AOL screen name is : TotallyNuts211
My MSN screen name / email is : sugartwist93 AT

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Hope to hear from u all soon !! =0)

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Published May 20, 2006

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