Back to Kid' Voices Beatriz Vala



My name is Beatriz Vala (AKA Bia) and I'm 14 years old. I live in Portugal, in a village near Leiria, called Porto de Mós.

Last year, in 11th October, I discovered that I have diabetes type 1.

When I discovered my diabetes, I had already started school and I was drinking lots of water (5 liters a day). I urinated very often and I was always hungry! So, once when my dad came home from work, my mom sad to him that I needed to see a doctor because I wasn't ok. So my dad called my great aunt. She's a doctor and also has type 1 diabetes! He told her how I was and she sad that it was better I went to the pharmacy to get a blood glucose test. So I went and it was 425 mg/dL! This took me to the hospital, where I stayed 2 weeks.

Well this is my story!

If you want to contact me please send an e-mail to bia_7493 AT I'll be waiting for you!


Published July 6, 2008

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