Hiya, my name is Emma and I live in Kent. I am 15 years old and I have been diabetic for 2 years on April the 4th. I didn't like the fact that I am diabetic and I still don't. I find it very hard to control my cravings and gave up on doing my blood sugars for a little while. I went on a Diabetes UK holiday and had a great time, and this helped me a lot. Soon after I carried on eating a lot of sugar and I still do now. Slowly but surely, with the love of my family and the support from my friends, I will get my diabetes under control and live a healthy life. I am not sure whether I want children or not because of my diabetes, but hopefully I will feel differently when I am older. I just wish that I could say I am a perfectly happy diabetic, because that's what I want to be.
My dad is diabetic to, so he has helped me a lot. If it wasn't for him I don't think I could have coped on my own. It hit me very hard, but now I just want to live my life to the full and have lots of fun. I have contributed in a 'Walk in the Park' and I am hoping to do a 'Denim for Diabetes' at my school.
I would like a few more friends like me, so if you want to chat add me to MSN or email on my email address, which is
Sarah (my best mate) and me
Me and my mates from a Diabetes UK holiday
Published February 10, 2004
Last Updated: Sunday December 05, 2004 11:17:12
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