Hi! My name is Dustin. I am 9, but will be 10 in August 2001. I live in Renton, Washington, a small town just outside Seattle. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on Jan. 24th, 2000. I had been sick for about a week, when my parents took me to the hospital emergency room. At first, they though I had tonsillitis because my throat was sore and had white spots in it. They sent us home with a prescription for penicillin. The next night, my parents took me back to the hospital because I wasn't getting any better and I was breathing really fast. It was then, they found out I was diabetic. I spent the next 5 days in Children's Hospital in Seattle. I would really like to get a pump and laser blood tester because I hate my shots and finger pokes.
I like to play video games, and have a Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64 and Sony Playstation. I collect Pokemon cards and read Goosebumps books. In the Summer time I love to go camping. We go to different places on Puget Sound where I catch crab and dig clams. We sometimes go camping in the mountains too. I have also, just started skiing.
I would like to hear from other kids close to my age. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dustin. Click for a larger image.
Published January 11, 2001
|Return to the Top of This Page|
Last Updated: Sunday December 05, 2004 11:16:36
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. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.