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Hi, my name is Lauren. I am 14 years old and was diagnosed of type 1 diabetes at 14 months old. As a baby, my mom noticed I was losing weight really fast. She also noticed I was always cranky and hungry, which was weird since I was always a happy baby. Around September 1999, my mom walked in the room I was in and screamed. I was lying on the floor, my eyes rolled into my head, and my whole body shaking like crazy. She knew that I could be dying. My dad was at work with the only car, so my mom called him to leave work for me. He couldn't, so my mom held me, waiting for my dad for hours before we could go to the hospital.

Right when he pulled up, my mom raced out of the house with me in her arms and they raced off to the hospital. When we got there, I was rushed to the emergency room, where the doctors found out my blood sugar was over 1,000! They lowered my blood sugar and came out with me to tell my parents the news. They were shocked, as any parents would be.

When I was 7 years old, I got my first insulin pump, which was purple, and it worked great with me! I finally got another new pump, which is a light pink, and I still love it to this day! It lets me go anywhere and eat anything without giving myself a shot! Now all about me:

I absolutely LOVE the color baby blue. My favorite band is Fall Out Boy. I love listening to pop and alternate and punk music. I love medieval times, with princesses an knights in shining armor. I love playing Minecraft on the Xbox 360. The places I want to go to when I grow up is Japan, China, England, Paris, Italy, and Greece. The job I want to have when I grow up is a chef. If you want to contact me, my email is .

Hope to hear from you soon!

Stay strong,
Lauren <3

Published April 17, 2013

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