Back to Kids' Voices Irene

Flag of Spain

Mi nombre es Victoria y soy madre de Irene una nina de 9 anos que debuto a los 7 como diabetica. Vivimos en Cigales un pueblo cerca de Valladolid (España). Esta zona esta llena de viñedos y tenemos uno de los mejores vinos de Espana. Mi hija nacio el 10-90, su infancia fue un poco problematica pero sin ninguna complicacion. En febrero de 1998 empezo a adelgazar, a beber mucha agua y orinar demasiadas veces. Estabamos en carnavales y nos dijeron que nuestra hija era diabetica. Irene tiene una hermana de 5 años que se llama Gloria Isabel y ella siempre nos dice que no quiere ser diabetica.

Al año de debutar empezó a tener muchos descontroles en sus glucemias y decidimos probar con una bomba de insulina. Desde febrero de 2000, Irene usa una MiniMed 507 C, esta encantada porque solo se pincha cada 2 dias, se levanta cuando quiere y come las raciones que quiere. La gusta la natación y esta soñando que llegue el verano para ir a la piscina de nuestro pueblo. Su debilidad es la musica y el baile . La encanta tener comunicacion con niños de todo el mundo.

Flag of USA

My name is Victoria and I am the mother of Irene, a child of 9 years of age who has had diabetes since age 7. We live in Cigales, a small town near Valladolid, Spain. This area is full of vinyards and we have some of the best wines in Spain. My daughter was born in October 1990. Her infancy was a little problematic but without any complications. In February of 1998 she begand to lose weight, drink a lot of water and urinate too much. We were in the time of carnival and they told us that our daughter was diabetic. Irene has a 5 year old sister named Gloria Isabel and she always tells us that she doesn't want to be a diabetic.

The year she was diagnosed with diabetes she began to have many problems with glycemic control and we decided to try an insulin pump. Since February of 2000 Irene has been using a MiniMed 507 C, and she is thrilled because she only has to stick herself every two days and she can get up whenever she wants to and eat whenever she wants. She likes to swim and is dreaming of swimming in our town pool when the summer arrives. She likes music and dancing. She would love to communicate with children around the world.


Irene and Gloria
Irene (on the right) and her sister Gloria

Map of Spain
Map of Spain

Published July 21, 2000

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

Last Updated: Sunday December 05, 2004 11:16:30
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.