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My name is Natalie, and I am 7-years old and I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 4-years old. I love to ski (both snow and water), play hockey, dance, swim and play soccer.

There are five people in my family including me, and one dog. When I was first diagnosed, I was scared of getting shots. My mom and dad filled a bucket with small prizes, like stickers, pencils, and small toys. When it was time for my shot, I would reach in the bucket to pick out a prize, and then I wasn't thinking about getting the shot. After a couple weeks, I wasn't scared of shots anymore.

The hardest part about diabetes for me is that I am the only kid with diabetes at my school, and all the kids are always asking me why I get to eat snacks throughout the day and they do not. The best part of my diabetes is that there are lots of people at home and at school that are really good at helping me with it.

I still use shots for my insulin, but I am interested in getting more information about the pump.

You can email my parents at .

Published January 6, 2013

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