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My name is Harlee. I am seven years old and I live in Pennsylvania. I am in the second grade. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was six years old in April 2006. So I am very new to this and don't really understand it much, just that I need to get shots everyday, about 5 times a day for the rest of my life unless they come up with a cure. I'm praying.

I don't like the needles very much but I am getting better at it everyday. I might have to get the pump but I don't know if I really want to get it. I have seen other people with the pump but it just scares me. My mom and my dad says that I shouldn't be scared, that it will be easier. But I'm still scared.

The reason I found out that I had diabetes is because I kept wetting the bed and I was thirsty alot and I was starting to get bad headaches. So my mommy took me to the doctors to find out was wrong. The doctor came back to the room and told my mommy and me that I have Diabetes. I did't know what it was but my mommy looked very upset. So he sent us to the hospital where I stayed for 3 days. I got poked with alot of needles. They took blood tests and gave me an IV. I didn't like the IV very much it hurt very bad going in. The hospital helped me get better. I stopped wetting the bed and the headaches went away.

If you would like to chat you can email me at my mommy's email address debwin2 AT I hope to hear from you soon.

Published November 24, 2006


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