Diabetes can’t slow her down
I want everyone to see diabetes through my eyes and know that it isn’t something to be afraid or ashamed of. When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, my family had to adjust to my need for more routine, stricter meal plans, and more, and they still have to. A nurse came to my school and spoke to the class about what diabetes was and how I would need to give myself injections throughout the day, poking my finger, sitting out for a few minutes during phys ed, and more. When my classmates knew, there was no guessing about, “What are you doing? Why do you get to sit out?” They all knew the answers. That one class was my easiest year in school diabetes-wise because the kids all knew.
I’m super thankful for such a supportive family (my mom, dad, and my brother) and for my friends when it comes to facing daily challenges. They make me feel like my diabetes can’t slow me down.