the middle of my 8th grade school year i went to the doctors office for a checkup or so i thought they ran a few tests and the doctor left and came back with the tests results she told my parents and I to go home and pack my bags there was a room waiting on me at the hospital and to go streight there when i got to the hospital the nurse showed me where my room was they ran more tests there the doctors told me i had type 1 diabetes and they explained to me what it was and they said sadly there is no cure for it so i now take 3 shots a day of insulin to keep me alive i denied i had diabetes at first and it took me a while to get use to it i realize you can die from it so there i was going from a normal teenage girl to a sick girl with a disease that can't be cured i spent 4 days in the hospital with doctors explaining to me what to do and what not to do what to eat and what not to eat waking me up at all hours of the night boy did i not like that i needed my sleep I was so mad but I forgive them now i also have to check my blood suger 4 times a day the day the doctors told me i could go home i was so happy but i was not going home to what i was use to i have a new normal now and it will be normal until a cure for diabetes is found before i went home the child life speacialist gave me a rufus the diabetic bear it is so cute i thought to myself the day i got out of the hospital i went to school the next day my dad said you just got out of the hospital are you sure you want to go to school i told him i sure do i miss my friends and i have alot of work to catch up on truth is i also did not want to fail he said ok my friends started acting different around me but they got use to it i have passed out several times from a low blood suger the scarest thing my dad says i become unresponsive and when i wake up i can not remember anything thats 2 scarey im afraid to go to sleep at night what if i do not wake up it always pops into my head my dad had to give me suger to wake me up when i entered high school all my new friends were like why do you have to leave class early everyday before lunch to go to the nurse and eat lunch early so i told them living with diabetes is not easy no where close to easy but i have to live with it there will be a cure found one day i have hope and i will never stop fighting and never give up hope on a good note i just graduated from airport high school june 1 2011 this is what i would say to people with diabetes never give up fight until a cure is found because one day there will be a cure and when there is we can scream yes no more shots no more pricking ourselves just recently on June 5 2012 I recived some bad news i got a nerve test on on my feet at the foot doctor and they diagnoised me with diabetic nuropathy one foot is mild the other is severe and im only 19 as you can see i live a complicated life when I got diagnoised my blood sugar was in the 600's It was a week before my 13th birthday Just recently on 8-12-2012 my health insurance cut me off but I am not gonna let that bring me down I will fight even harder now!!! I have to find new ways to get my supplies since I can not affored alot I was going to get an insulin pump:( here is a saying I made up If God wants to take me let him until then I want to inspire others!!!
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