My name is Yael. I was diagnosed with diabetes five years ago. Here's what's been going on since then. I'm 6 1/2 years old and in the first grade. My life continues to have some challenges and I sometimes get annoyed, mostly when I have to stop playing to take my sugar. But overall, it's been a blast.
I enjoy many team sports including soccer, basketball and most of all football! I love to swim, hang out with my friends and relatives and go on sleepovers with my favorite cousin, Wesley. I am responsible for taking my own blood sugar now and have also learned to set up my Humalog pen for my mom or sisters to give my shots. My mom hopes I can be an inspiration to other small children who deal with diabetes like me!
Yael and his parents receive email at
tampruitt2 AT aol.com
Published November 11, 2003
Updated May 27, 2007
Last Updated: Sunday May 27, 2007 10:43:42
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