Kaityln Spencer

Kaitlyn Spencer

When I was just newly diagnosed and still in the hospital, I remember turning to my mother and telling her (quite seriously) that I wouldn’t have diabetes for the rest of my life. The doctors would find a cure and everything will turn out all right. I was only ten years old. Since then, I have found so many struggles to being diabetic. Things such as: bruises all over my body from my shots, not being able to eat whatever, whenever I wanted, callused fingers from checking my blood sugar over and over again, etc. I’ve even ended up in the hospital twice because I was not doing what I was supposed to be doing. The thing is, though, I’ve been able to learn from it all. I’m now a sophomore at college and taking quite good care of myself. My blood sugars are rarely over 200 and I’ve learned how to control everything. 

Diabetes isn’t a choice for me. It was never a choice for me. It’s a lifestyle. It’s my lifestyle. And I am thankful for it.

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