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I am athletic and a diabetic
I wonder if I will ever quit basketball
I hear the ball bouncing on the court
I see me in the hall of fame, of all the sports I play
I want to score 1,000 points in my high school career
I am athletic and a diabetic

I pretend no one knows I'm a diabetic
I feel my body shaking when I am low
I touch my fingers when I have to test my blood
I worry that everyone will think I am different
I cry when I loose my diabetes supplies
I am athletic and a diabetic

I understand that people thought I ate too much sugar
I say, I didn't, diabetes happens to one out of every three people
I dream that they will find a cure
I try to raise money for the diabetes foundation
I hope everyone else will too
I am athletic and a diabetic

By Shannon

Shannon with WNBA star Becky Hammon

Posted February 11, 2007

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