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Well hey... My name is Marissa and I live in Michigan. I was diagnosed with diabetes in June of 2002. And to be honest with you it started out pretty rough. In fact, I've been in the hospital about 6 times already for ketoacidosis and its only been 3 years since my diagnosis. But I don't feel to bad about it because I went to Camp Midicha two summers in a row and I met a lot of people who share the same experience with me. It's good to know I am no hypochondriac!

I am a 17 year old Junior in high school. I love to sing. I am 100% dedicated to my singing and acting. I am what most people call a Drama queen with a mind full for music. I am on my high school's softball team and in the school choir. I Have Many Many friends and they all are very supportive of me. I am a part of the Mentor Group in my city. I Intern at a local hospital and am training to be a nurse. I am also very interested in cosmetology. (pretty good at it too tee hee)

I got my pump in October of 2002. I LOVE IT! It lets me eat anything I want as long as I take the insulin to balance it all out. That's where my problems start at. I can never remind myself to take my insulin but I am beginning to get that under control thanks to some diabetics I met on this website. But the pump is a great invention. It makes me feel normal... not that any of us diabetics are not normal. It's just a self conscious thing. Although I am struggling with some weight problems...I'm getting back on track. It just takes a lot of work.

I have had some unbelievable experiences with this diabetes in only three years. And its incredible. So any time you need to ask me of something or just wanting to talk to me as a friend or some sort of thing like that. Please feel free to Email me. I never delete a email from a friend with out reading it and responding to it. So don't feel that I wont write back because I care.

Yours truly,

*~*Diabetic Dreamer*~*

Marissa receives email at damnhot069 AT yahoo.com

Published March 5, 2005

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