My diabetes story

 I was dx-ed in May, a little over three years ago. It was just a few days after my 13th birthday (Happy Birthday! You're a teenager-here's a disease!). I had the typical symptoms, drinking tons (I had a half gallon water bottle that I would drink and refill every 45 minutes at school-I kid you not), and therefore peeing a lot, and feeling exhausted. I had done some research (thank you internet), so I had an idea that it was diabetes. However, I am the only one in my family to have type 1, so it was still a big surprise. I have learned a lot since then! (: Thankfully, I have super-supportive friends who have been there for me since I had those first suspicions and through everything since then. 

Since that first hospital visit, I've been on shots, on the MiniMed Paradigm insulin pump, back on shots (had troubles with sites), and am currently pumping again. Obviously some days are better than others, but overall I think I do a good job handling my diabetes. Every day is a new challenge but I do my best to maintain a positive attitude, and with that I can do anything, right? (:

Most of the time, I wear a CGM, which "reads" my blood sugars every five minutes. I love it, but it gets on my nerves. 

Diabetes is a journey. I have good months and bad months. Good years and bad years. Pizza + Diabetes is the worst nightmare. But how can I avoid pizza? I'm a teenager! 


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