Hi, My name is Nevaeh and I am 5 1/2. I live in New Mexico. I was diagnosed with diabetes on April 27, 2008. The signs I had were all there but my mom did not suspect anything because I always ate a lot and drank lots of water. I was always very active, racing everywhere I went, and never really sat still for long.
One day I was breathing funny and mom thought it was allergies. The next morning I was breathing worse so Mom and Dad took me to the hospital. The doctor knew right away that I was in DKA. Once they got me stabilized I had a two hour ambulance ride to Albuquerque Children's Hospital. I got sick in my stay there. I spent 19 days.
Now that I'm home I'm back to my active self and wearing out my puppy. After a few days of being home I started doing my own blood glucose checks. Now Mom says all I'll have to do is give my own shots. I say no way!
Some of my favorite things to do are going for walks with my puppy, swimming and working in my green house.
Nevaeh would like to receive email at
vaeh02 AT gmail.com.
Published June 22, 2008
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