One year ago (April 8th) I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I don't remember much about that day - my mom and dad say I was really sick. I don't even remember the ambulance ride to the hospital. I do remember the week before I was diagnosed - I was really thirsty all the time, tired and had to use the bathroom a lot! When I came home from the hospital and went back to school, it was a little hard on me to have do all of this extra stuff that my friends did not. Almost one year later - it has become a normal part of my life and my friends (my posse) are all use to it too! I am okay with checking my blood in front of them - - sometimes they gather around my BG meter and make guesses on what the number will be!
Even though I am getting used to the finger pokes, changing my pod location for my pump, counting every carb that I eat, and dealing with sometimes having low or high blood sugars - doesn't mean I like it. I would love to be like all of my other friends and not have to think about taking juice or glucose tabs with me whenever I leave the house.
That is why I am walking this year to raise money for JDRF - to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes! Please consider joining our team to raise money or donating to JDRF! With your help we can turn Type 1 into Type None!