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Hey everybody!

My name is Zoe and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on October 10, 2008. I hated getting diagnosed in October because it was near Halloween! So that year I just handed out candy. All of the symptoms just came at me! Because one day I was fine and the next day I was really tired, my mouth was really dry, I was going to the bathrrom a lot, I felt really hot and cold all the time, and I had headaches and my stomach hurt all the time. I hated it!

So my mom took me to the doctor and they said it was just a common virus and to drink lots of Gatorade. My mom switched my doctor after that. (Well after I went to the hospital, of course.) Well I wasn't getting any better so my mom took me to the emergency room. They ran blood tests right away and when they came back they said I had type 1 diabetes. We were so shocked! So I went to the ICU for the night where they were checking my blood sugar every hour. It was very hard to sleep. Oh, by the way, did I mention that my blood sugar was 1054? Yeah. I'm surprised I wasn't in a coma yet. But anyway the next day I got moved to pediatrics and I had my own room. (i had my own room in ICU anyway). I stayed in the hospital for 3 days. I know that a lot of people don't like hospital food. But I think it was really good! Everything after that went smoothly. (After I was allowed to take off the heart monitors and stuff. At least that's what I think they were.)

My favorite seasons are Fall and winter. but mostly Fall. I only like Winter in December. My favorite sports are basketball, baseball, soccer, and kickball. I also like cheerleading and gymnastics. Oh, and my favorite holidays are Thanksgiving and Christmas. I just think they are so cozy.

I love meeting new people, so feel free to email me at

Published June 24, 2009


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