I was diagnosed at 5. I don’t remember much before I was diagnosed. I remember going to many different doctors who would send me somewhere else. For a long time it was hard to make friends and do activities because I gave myself shots and I would have to sit out if I was low. When I got control of diabetes and was able to regulate my blood sugar better I started to make friends. I also do ballet. Ballet is fun but sometimes messes with my blood sugar. In the long run, I feel diabetes has made me a more confident person who can now overcome and handle most situations.
Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 regular sized ducks?
One horse sized duck because I could get it under control then ride it like a normal horse.