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Hi. My name is Kaleb. I have a younger sister and brother. I like school sometimes. I was diagnosed with diabetes in July of 1998. I am 11 years old right now so diabetes has lived with me almost 9 years. I live in Alabama and I'm in the 5th grade. Here's my story.

I was sick with a stomach virus and I didn't get any better. My mom kept taking me to the doctor and the doctors said if I kept drinking and using the bathroom I would be okay.

I kept drinking water like crazy and going to the bathroom a lot. My mom took me back again when she had trouble waking me up one morning. The doctors ran a bunch of tests on me and told my mom I had diabetes. I remember them giving me fluids through an I.V. and my blood sugar was 1150. My mom cried when they told her. When she was done crying, they should her how to take care of me and how to work my meter. Life was going to be back to normal other than I had to take insulin.

What diabetes means to me is that I may not be able to have a lot of sweets and I have to count carbohydrates but there's other stuff to have like my favorite drink Vault Zero.

There are also a lot of other things I like to. If you think that diabetes stops you from playing sports or doing other things you're wrong. I love sports. I play sports all the time. My blood sugar may drop so I eat a snack until it comes up or if it goes too high I take extra insulin and then go back to what I was doing. Kane, my best friend, and I do everything. Sometimes when I am low I act grumpy or silly and make my friends laugh. I love to be around people that are nice and kind. I would love to meet some people with diabetes like me. Diabetes will never slow me down. I don't live with diabetes it lives with me!

We'll see you later.

You can email me at kalebreno AT

Published June 17, 2007


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