Back to Kids' Voices Ryan McClatchey
Hi. My name is Ryan McClatchey. I am 7 years old. I found out I had diabetes on Feb. 22, 1999. I went to the hospital for 2 1/2 days. I was really scared at first, but now it's no big deal. I haven't cried with any finger prick or any shot yet. I can prick my own finger and test my own blood.

My uncle lets me fly his airplane when he comes to town. It can fit 7 passengers (8 including a pet). I fly the flight simulator on the computer a lot too. Me and my dad have flying contests on the computer. The Blue Angels are my favorite flying team.

I'm going to play baseball this spring. I just got a new bat.

I would be glad for anyone to write to me at

  Ryan McClatchey
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Published March 21, 1999

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