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Iím Oceana. I was diagnosed on January 10th 2013, at the age of 8. At first I was drinking and eating a lot, my mom and dad gave me a bottle of water and I was done in about two seconds. They thought it was because we were in Argentina and it was super hot but they were wrong. Next I got really tired and super skinny. When we were on a airplane I got super grumpy. When we got home I didnít even think about moving.

Two days after we came back from Argentina we called my doctor to ask if they knew what was going on with me but it just went to their voicemail every single time. So we went to the ER. I didnít like the idea at first, but my parents said we were going to Bronson, so I was happy about that. I can trust them because my 9 month old brother Angelo and I were born there and my dad had a kidney stone treated there. We were in the emergency room for 3 to 5 hours. I got two IVs. It was very painful. Actually in the beginning I was even scared of the little finger pokes. I was starving because I didnít get to eat breakfast or lunch.

At 6:00p.m. I got to eat but I figured out in order to eat I would have to get insulin. Then I said I didnít want to eat at all. At that point my finger pokes didnít feel like anything. When I got my insulin I thought it would hurt but it didnít feel like anything so I started laughing like crazy because I thought it was funny that I thought such a little needle was going to hurt. That night a nurse let me walk around the hospital till 9pm because at 9:00 I would get my Lantus and at 10pm I would get my bedtime correction.

I spent Thursday, Friday ,and Saturday in the hospital. When I got home it was time for dinner. We all got confused with the numbers and everything else. I have only know that I have diabetes for a couple of days so Iím not really used to diabetes but it doesnít really bother me. I mean my dad does my finger pokes when Iím sleeping so I guess Iím lucky and got used to it pretty quick. But I just donít want to give myself insulin. I already give myself finger pokes too. For some reason I never thought I would have diabetes, like when I thought I would never have a baby brother, but it happened.

You can send me an e-mail if you want to my mom's address .

Published January 17, 2013


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