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Diabetes Diagnosis Anniversary

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(waiting for the endocrinologist)

Today marks one year since I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I guess you could call it an anniversary, but so far, it hasn’t been a very happy one. My endocrinologist had me take some tests. They weren’t math or spelling tests, but they were just as bad. I had to pee in a cup minecraft_creeper_coming_out_wallpaper, and I had to get a blood test minecraft_v3_by_polishxcii-d5f9ixp ! Even though I get 5 shots a day, having blood taken directly from your vein really hurts. The only good thing about it was the Lego set I got from my mom for having to go through it all. But wait, there’s more. I also had to have my eyes checked and dilated minecraft-steve-wallpaper-i7 ! I had to wear these big weird sun glasses after I left the optometrist because my eyes were sensitive to light. It was even hard to see the directions for my Lego set.

I guess now that all those tests are behind me, I can celebrate my first year with diabetes. It hasn’t been all bad. At least I get to take time off from school for tests and appointments minecraft-steve_3892071.

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60 Days with JD

It’s been 60 days since I was diagnosed at Loma Linda Medical Center with Type 1 Diabetes. When I first arrived at the hospital, I didn’t feel so good. This is me at only 50 pounds, dehydrated and sleepy.

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But only after a few days of insulin and fluids I was feeling better and could even sit up in my bed to play Wii.

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Now that I have more energy and gained back the weight I lost, I feel 100% better!  I can’t believe it has all ready been 60 days since my diagnosis. What is even harder to believe is that I have had 240 insulin shots since then. That’s a lot of needles!

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