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It all started when I was at a dog show. I was constantly thirsty and going to the bathroom a lot. A week later I was sick the whole week except on Wednesday for a field trip. I didn't want to play with anyone. Then on Friday my mom took me to the doctor and they drew my blood. My vein collapsed, which told us that I was dehydrated. But then the doctor took my mom into another room and told her he thought it could be cancer or other things dangerous.

We went to the store to get me some Gatorade that was 120 carbs it was 2 liters. I drank all of it! Friday April 5, 2008 that night I tried to walk up the stairs I was breathing hard. Then at 9:20 pm we got a call from the doctor saying that I needed to go to the emergency room. My dad woke me up and we got in the car. My sisters had to go to the neighbor's house. We were in the car when I told my mom I was scared.

When we got to the emergency room we sat in the waiting room till they called us back. I was put in a bed and had IVs in both arms. My blood sugar was 860! At 1:00 am I was transported to Children's Hospital in Denver. There I was released at 10:20 am. We walked across the street to the Barbara Davis Center for Juvenile Diabetes.

I've had diabetes for almost a year now. I like to sing and play volleyball.

Hanna
Age 10 ( almost 11 )

You can email me and my family at hannabc22 AT q.com.

Published March 29, 2009

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