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My name is Melissa-Lee. I am 8 years old and I have been diabetic for almost 7 years. I live in South Africa and have two older brothers. It is not nice to have diabetes. I am not allowed sweets or chocolates and I have to have injections four times a day and eat when I am not hungry. If I eat sweets I have to get a big injection. I miss being like other children when it is my birthday.

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Published October 21, 2000

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