Hi, my name is Maria Jose. I was born in La Paz - Bolivia (South America) and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 1 1/2 years. At first my doctor thought I had an infection and not even noticed my blood sugar, my dad let him know that my glucose was high (500 mg / dl). My doctor was not intended to diagnose diabetes in young children and thought it was a laboratory error, that meant that it took 2 weeks to diagnose correctly. I finally admitted to a hospital and luckily I was treated immediately. It was a difficult period for me and my parents.
Right now I am 2 1/2 years old. I'm a happy girl and my parents love me very much and care for me as best they can. Sometimes I feel sick and start shaking, my father tells me not to worry and that my blood sugar is low. He gives me some sugar and I quickly feel better!
I've been using Regular insulin and NPH for one year and I'm doing relatively well. In my country, health insurance does not cover other types of insulin, or an insulin pump or meter. My dad keeps track of my glucose levels online at https://sugarstats.com/majo_pol.
Currently I have two doctors (pediatrician and endocrinologist) who look after me and advise my parents.
I love sharing with my sister and my parents. My father tells me that chocolate and sweets make me feel bad. I tell him when I grow up I'll be able to eat chocolate! ;)
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Published February 1, 2012
Last Updated: Wednesday February 01, 2012 15:14:08
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