Around the Diabetes Online Community

The diabetes online is an incredibly rich forum of individuals and groups. Our backgrounds are different but many of the experiences and feelings are the same. Join us as we highlight individuals just like us who make the most of life with diabetes every day because we are all in this together.

Ever since June, 2010, my life has never been the same. That's because I got diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). I have never known what life is like without T1D because I was only 2 and a half when I was diagnosed. I have been in the hospital 3 times. Twice for D.K.A and once for low blood sugars. I was very scared when this happened. I was vomiting lots and the nurses kept taking lots of blood out of my arm.

At school, it's very hard to manage my diabetes. Even though I have a awesome E.A, it's still a struggle to keep my numbers in range. Near Christmas last year, in class, I had a dangerous 'low' dropping to under 1.1. I was still conscious and luckily we didn't have to get out the glucagon. No one could believe I was up and talking, it was scary for everyone.

Even though diabetes has it's down sides to it, you can also experience some incredible things. For instance, in November 2016, I was one of the 25 kids throughout Canada to be chosen to go to an event called “Kids For A Cure.” I got chance to speak with Members of Parliament about diabetes and my journey and story. We advocated on behalf of JDRF for funding and we got it! They gave us $15m.

I may not be a regular kid because I have this disease, but I still enjoy playing sports such as soccer, horse riding, running, and lots more. Diabetes tries to stop me sometimes with crazy blood sugars which can be frustrating, but I won't let it stop me.

It's sad to think about the people who can't afford the medication they need in order to survive. I am very thankful that I have two amazing parents who support me with diabetes.

Tilly

T1 2010, pumper 2012

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