There are so many things that people ask me when I tell them I have Type 1 Diabetes, here I share what I tell them.
Does it hurt when you get a shot?
Yes, it does! I never really look forward to getting a shot, but after a year of getting them I have learned to hold my breath, be brave for a quick second and then it is done. I don't let the fact that I have to get the shots interfere with my day.
Do you like to talk about having Type 1 Diabetes?
I do! I have learned about Diabetes from YouTube and from talking to other kids who have Type 1. If talking helps me, I am sure it helps others, feel free to ask me anything.
How do you deal with your diagnosis at school?
I have a great support system, my teachers, the school nurse, and my friends are all concerned about my well being and support me. I have shared books with my class about diabetes and even let my peers watch me get a shot!