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Hi. I am Veronica and I turned nine in August 2011. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on June 28, 2011. I live with my Mom, Dad, Brother and Golden Retriever in California.

How it started

I went to the pediatrician because of a rash that we thought was because of my swim suit. Also, I was drinking and going to the bathroom a lot, but my mom and dad didn't notice and I didn't bother to worry about it because it was summer. When the pediatrician told me that I had diabetes I freaked out because I thought that diabetes meant that I could never have sugar again. I was crying and worried when I found out that I was spending 4 days in the hospital.

In the Hospital

When I was in the hospital, I was treated like a princess! There were many activities including a scavenger hunt where there were 12 golden eggs that you had to find. Some of the eggs were really hidden well. There was also a kid's area where I got to do some really awesome art projects. One time when I was eating broccoli (which is free in carbs) and I had a lot of spaghetti (which has carbs) and I said "I don't think I can eat all this spaghetti!" so the nurse said "Put down your broccoli and eat your Popsicle!" (Because the Popsicle has carbs!)

About Me

I love to dance and do musical theatre. I really enjoy going to the beach or the pool. This summer we had season passes to a water park where we had lots of fun. My dream is to become a famous actress. I just spent several weeks in Junior Theater. I have a trampoline in my backyard which is very fun to jump on. I listen to music all the time. Some of my favorite artists right now are Lemonade Mouth, Selena Gomez and Bruno Mars. I also like songs from the play Wicked.

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Published September 5, 2011


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