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Shelly Shares What It Was Like Growing Up With Type 1 Diabetes (VIDEO)

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Shelly shares what it was like to grow up in childhood and as a teen with type 1 diabetes.

Difficult. Challenging. When I first got it we got very involved with the JDRF(Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), and I went to a diabetic camp and every year I would go, and that kind of helped, just getting in touch with the community of families that are struggling with the same thing.

My teenage years I kind of fell away from that. Normal teenage things on top of hormonal diabetic things are difficult. It makes it doubly challenging. So it was challenging.

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