Living with diabetes, and loosing to diabetes.
by Taya Green
(Mishawaka, Indiana, United States)
I'm 13 years old, and I was diagnosed with type one diabetes at the age of 6. I have recently had trouble taking care of myself. I do all of my own testing, and I'm on the insulin pump. Lately I don't know if it's embarassment, or just sick of it, I haven't been testing and taking insulin like I should. In February my cousin passed away from his diabetes. His blood sugar went low in the middle of the night. You might just think this is just a sad story, but what makes it hard to believe is that he was in college to be a diabetic doctor... so the fact that he was one of the most educated people, and took such good care of himself should hopefully make you realize how careful you really need to be with diabetes. It happens to the best of us, but especially if you aren't being careful.