Back to Kids' Voices Rachel
Hi, my name is Rachel Furnell and I am a 15 year old who has had diabetes since I was 10 yrs old. I live in Australia.

I first found out when a visiting doctor took my blood glucose level and it was 33.2 [597.6 mg/dl]. He then told us to go straight to the hospital and not to go home first! So we went straight to the hospital, where I was told that I was a diabetic. I then spent over a week in the hospital and went through all the training and education as to how to deal with diabetes.

At first I totally hated being a diabetic, as I hated to have injections, and to this day I still can't stand to have a blood test or a flu injection. However, the continuous insulin injections I am now used to.

Please email me at

See ya,

Published February 13, 2000

  Back to Kids' Voices Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Sunday December 05, 2004 11:16:26
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.