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My name is Kelly. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on June 25, 2004. I am an identical twin and I am 8 years old. My mom noticed I was loosing weight compared to my sister and so we went to see our pediatrician. We caught the diabetes early. I spent the weekend at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and I now inject myself three times a day with insulin. So far I have been managing my diet and activity level quite well and I have been keeping my blood sugar pretty regulated. In the future I would like to learn more about the pump. I feel very confident in giving myself my own needles. I have a cell phone that I take to camp and I call my blood sugar numbers in to my mom. I have not changed any of my activities and I don't feel any different from other kids. I try to teach others about my diabetes so that they can understand why I test myself and why I need to watch my carbs before activities.

I love animals. When I grow up I want to be a veterinarian. I have three dogs: a miniature Shitzu, miniature Maltese and a Wheaten Terrier. I have had guinea pigs, chickens, and a cat. I also have a goldfish named Lucky.

I am very active. I love to play sports. I play softball and soccer. I am on the travel soccer team this year. I played the violin for two years and I take Spanish lessons. I like school. I do very well in school. This year I will be going in to third grade.

Throughout the summer I attend camps. Some are sports camp where I play softball, gaga, and swim and the others are soccer camp and horse camp. I love the horse camp. I want to own my own horse. I hope to take riding lessons in the fall.

I would love to have pen pals. You may email me at kelly[@]



Published August 4, 2004

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