Maggie Hand

Maggie Hand

My family didn’t know what it was. I went to the doctor for a check up and he told us that my blood sugar couldn’t be read on the meter. He told us to watch my blood sugar over the summer with a meter, so we did. My blood sugar wouldn’t go down below the 200s. On January 13, 2010, my parents decided to take me to the hospital to see what was wrong. I spent eight hours in the hospital and they told me that I can go home without an answer to what was wrong with me. My family was furious. They told us to go to an endocrinologist in Columbus, Georgia so they can tell us what was wrong. After 10 hours of staying in their office, they told us I had type 1 and 2 diabetes. After that day, my family and I had been extra careful with my health. Years have passed and I have been bullied because of my disease. People around me have been terrified that they may catch this but I told them you’re being ridiculous. My family has been so supportive of me and told me to not let that bring me down. Don’t let people tell you who or what you are. Nobody can be a better you than you.



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