Hi! My name is Emma and I am seven years old. I was diagnosed in April 2001. I live in England but wish it was somewhere warmer!
I am still trying to get used to doing my blood sugar testing. Sometimes it takes me a while to press the button on my 'fingerpricker' because it makes me jump when the needle pricks my finger!
I have a brother who is one year old. His name is Joshua and I really love him, even if he does break some of my toys! I can't wait until he gets older so that I can play some proper games with him.
I also have two cats called Beauty and Missey. Me and my Mum chose them from a rescue centre.
When I get older I would really like to work with animals. I love Seals and would like to look after rescued seals at a sealife centre.
At school there is only one other girl who has diabetes like me so I sometimes feel a little bit 'different'.
I was quite poorly before I was diagnosed with diabetes and I am trying to catch up on my school work that I had to miss. I miss eating chocolate, sweets and biscuits but am trying really hard to not make a big deal of everything that I can't have and making the most of what I can.
Please email me because I love to make new friends. My email address is
Published December 23, 2001
Last Updated: Sunday December 05, 2004 11:16:46
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