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Hi, my name is Brittany and I live In West Virginia. I'm 7 years old, and I've had diabetes for over 3 years. After my 4th birthday in April, I was diagnosed in May 1999. My Mommy, Daddy, and sister and I were very scared. I take two shots a day. I check myself 4 to 5 times a day. We have good days and bad days. There are days I wish I didn't have diabetes, but I know it is meant for me to have it.

God has looked over us in the last three years by helping my family adjust very well in help taking care of me. God has got us through the last three years without any major complication.

My family and I are so thankful that there is Insulin out their to keep me alive and others like me. We all need to join together by praying every day that they will find a cure for diabetes.

I'm very active, and I love to go to school. I like to swim, read, go to church, and play on the computer. I always try hard to listen to everything my doctor says to do. For all you kids out their, always try to listen to your doctor. I know it's hard sometimes when I want something sweet. My Mommy says I can have a little sometimes.

I would like to get email from other kids like me, so I can know other kids that are just like me.


My family and I receive email at Kantesland[@]

Published July 26, 2002


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