I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on November 9, 2006. When I was in the hospital, I was given needles, a prescription for insulin, a meter and that was about it. For months, I looked around to find people who were diabetic to try to answer my questions. A friend of mine started a site for people who were diabetic, lived with a diabetic or knew someone with this condition. I was so tired of listening to people who were telling me how sorry they were. To me, I was a person who just happened to have diabetes, and not a diabetic hoping to make a life for myself. That was so great about this site. There were others there who were diabetic and were willing to help me to learn.
Since then, I’ve worked hard to raise awareness about diabetes. Please join me if you can at:
Please make your voice heard and support us for World Diabetes day on November 14th.