I am 13 years old and I have type 1 diabetes. When I first was diagnosed I was only about 9 so I didn’t know anything about diabetes. It took a long time to get used to and there are still some things I struggle with but that doesn’t stop me from doing things I love like; volleyball, cheerleading, gymnastics/dance, swimming or anything else. I just have to be carful of my blood sugar during those activities. Honestly, diabetes had really taught me a lot about myself and other people too! I control my diabetes, I don’t let it control me.
May 26, 2016 • Diagnosed in 2012 • Current Age: 13