When my first born child was 10 months old I woke up in the hospital after having been in a coma for 3 days. They told me I had type 1 diabetes. Last year I had a second child and developed hypothyroidism. Upon some investigation I found that some women develop a new autoimmune disease after each pregnancy. I believe I am one of those women and have since decided not to have anymore children. People are often surprised that I have diabetes because I am physically fit and tend to assume that I ate too much sugar or used to be fat- that somehow I deserve to have diabetes. Spreading awareness is a constant battle and diabetes is an illness that recieves little to no sympathy. No one deserves diabetes!
February 22, 2017 • Diagnosed in 2012 • Current Age: 30