Hi, my name is Joy. I am 13 years old. I live in Canada. It is actually pretty cold - in Winter - since we live in Ontario, Canada. I am going into grade 9. Our summer months are really short so it's crazy.
I was diagnosed on December 1st, 2003. I was sick the night before and all I ate was salad and it didn't even taste very good. The next morning (November 30th) I couldn't move. I couldn't even get out of bed to call my mom. When she came down to check on me at either 11:00 or 1:00, I can't remember, she called 911 and yes, I got to go to the hospital - in an ambulance! That was awesome. I was in the hospital for a week and a day. Since I was 11, I did understand diabetes once they told me all about the insulin, testing, carb counting etc. Oh, and by the way, I have type 1 diabetes (or juvenile diabetes).
Now that I am going into High School, I have to become more responsible and believe me. It's hard. Ha-ha. Oh well, I still spend a lot of time chilling with my friends, listening to music, watching TV and everything everyone else does. You can email me at
joyvanasse AT shaw.ca.
Published July 24, 2005
Last Updated: Sunday July 24, 2005 17:09:20
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