Hi! My name is Catherine. I am 13 and have had diabetes for a little more than a year and a half.
I was diagnosed with diabetes on August 21 2006. I was away from my immediate family and all the way across the country from them. I was, at the time visiting my family in California with my family from Vermont.
It was summer so my parents hadn't notice I was drinking unusual amounts of water because I had been to a lot of active camps.
My aunt drove me to the hospital on the last day of my visit because I was so sick I couldn't get out of bed. I've been told that my blood sugar was around 750 and I would have died very soon if I didn't get insulin. My parents arrived from Massachusetts late that night.
I have been using the OmniPod pump since January 9th 2007 and I really like it. It allows me to eat what I want when I want without having to give my self a shot. I would recommend it to anyone who could get it and was looking for an insulin pump.
You can e-mail me at
crallen95 AT comcast.net.
Published March 30, 2008
Last Updated: Sunday March 30, 2008 10:59:40
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.