Hi, my name is Sara and I am 14 years old. I have been living with diabetes since I was four years old. I was visiting the bathroom a lot, drinking water all the time, and also lost a lot of weight. I was tired most of the time too.
Both my parents were very worried, and knew something was wrong with me so they brought me to the hospital. The doctors did tests and checked my blood sugar and found out that it was 500! That meant that I had diabetes.
Both my parents cried a lot. They where very upset. I stay at the hospital for a week. The doctors and nurses explained to us what diabetes was and how to control it with shots and glucose testing.
Now I use the insulin iump instead of shots! YAY! I love to read. I do gymnastics and I love it. I am very active and athletic girl who likes to try new sports! My family supports me with everything I do. My best friend Daniela has diabetes too. So we support each other in doing everything.
I am from Jerusalem, Palestine, but I don't live there. I live in Florida. I have a brother who is 11 years old who is also my best friend.
I would love to get e-mail from anyone with diabetes. Please email me at
roxy_dolph22_lover AT yahoo.com. Yes it is long. LOLz. Hope you enjoyed my story. Please write back.
Published February 23, 2008
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