Hi! My name is Katie. I am 10 1/2 years old. I have had diabetes since I was two years old. My mom and dad both have had diabetes for many years now. Dad about 25 years and mom 20 years. I have two sisters, Kelly age 19 and Mariann age 9. My sisters do not have diabetes.
In our house we all test our blood sugars four times a day and we are all on three injections each day. Our kitchen is like a mini pharmacy!
I am going into the fifth grade this year. I was accepted into Super Strings in Orchestra. I play the violin. I also like watching the Phoenix Suns when they are on TV. I like to read, roller blade, swim and ride my bike. I also have been bowling in a junior league for the past two years. I won first place for my division this year. My high game is 142!
I am going to Camp AZDA in Prescott, Arizona in June. This will be my fourth year going. I have learned many things at camp, but most of all I just have fun! I get to meet other kids like me who have diabetes. I would like to become a camp counselor when I am 16.
My parents let me sleep over at my friend Brittany's house because both her parents are RNs. Mom is OK with this because they know what to do if I go low. Also, I know how to do my own tests and do all my own injections.
I would like to hear from other kids like me who have diabetes. Please e-mail me at katiem[@]childrenwithdiabetes.com.
Last Updated: Sunday December 05, 2004 11:15:58
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2017. Comments and Feedback.