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Hi. My name is Ashleigh and I have diabetes. I was diagnosed when I was 13 months old. This is my story.

When I was a baby, I was very happy. I was always laughing and never really cried. Soon after my first birthday, I was getting sick all the time. Not normally either. I was drinking way too much water and I would always soak my diapers.

My mother and father were very concerned. My mom took me to the doctor and they said to not feed me or give me any fluid for 24 hours. That didn't help much. While I was soaking my diapers and screaming, my mother and father decided to take me to the emergency room.

When I got there they said that I had meningitis or the flu. My parents didn't believe them, so the doctor said to take me home and just keep me hydrated.

Soon after I had got home, I had started projectile vomiting and my parents had no idea what to do. Finally they took me to another doctor and they had tested my blood sugar. I was over 700. If my parents would have waited any longer I would have died.

Today, I am an active young girl who loves basketball. I have many friends and do well in school. My friend Morgan is a great help to me when times are hard. She gets me through anything I need her for and she knows that I would do the same for her any day, any time, any place.

Well, now you know all about me! Please write to me at ! Talk to you later!



Published March 29, 2008

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