Hi! My name is Samira, and I live in Los angeles, CA! I got diagnosed Febraury 2015, as I went into DKA! Prior to that, I was in a car accident and after that my weight dropped. I was constantly eating and I never got full! When I found it I couldn’t take in it and thought why me? But to be honest, I’m forever grateful for being a type 1 diabetic. I have created friendships that would’ve never happened. We all share similar stories, and we all continue to fight it each day; that, I believe, is what being strong is. Diabetes has made me more aware of my body and inner self. As I hope, don’t let diabetes take over your life. You’re all still amazing, strong warriors! I hope to find diabetes silver linings and inspire and motivate others, because we are not alone! You learn to accept that you have it, and make the best out of the situation! I remain positive, and I hope everyone else can too!
June 13, 2015 • Diagnosed in 2015 • Current Age: 19