By Anonymous Latest Reply 2012-09-27 02:19:32 -0500
Started 2012-09-19 22:50:39 -0500

Hi. I'm 15 years old and I was diagnosed 14 years ago. I never got my taste of freedom. I'm new on here and am not sure if I sure keep my account. I have never actually talked to others about my diabetes. Any thoughts?

7 replies

mystikfairy61 2012-09-27 02:19:32 -0500 Report

Just because you are 15 doesn't mean you shouldn't be here. There are a lot of people near your age on here that you can relate to and that will understand the unique things you are going thru. Find some friends on here and get the support that will help you deal with what you have. HUGS

berrykins0 2012-09-24 08:25:21 -0500 Report

good to connect with others and wonderful support group too.give this website a chance.you will see its fun to be here.

Cowboy68 2012-09-21 00:08:44 -0500 Report

keep it this is a great place to talk with others who are dealing with some of the same things you might be, lots of info and as I am finding out a great support network of caring folks.

CJ55 2012-09-21 00:18:06 -0500 Report

I agree as well. The people here on DC are very friendly, knowledgable and everyone helps everyone. All questions are welcomed weather big or small. There are always people here to talk to and give you support and encouragement.

DeanaG 2012-09-20 14:01:12 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC!!
I say keep the account. This site is a wealth of information and support.

jayabee52 2012-09-19 23:26:30 -0500 Report

Howdy there 15 year old! Did you intend to post anonymously?

Yes, you do keep your account, as I have been here for 4 yrs this month. I have found this to be a valuable place to be and I have learned so much from being here. You'll get information, and support and encouragement and perhaps some "tough love" should it be needed.

Should you have questions, ask away! IMHO the only "stupid" or "foolish" questions here are SINCERE questions which are NOT ASKED! And you will get centuries of experience from others who have lived with Diabetes Mellitus ("DM") (both t1s and t2s) in return. It may not all be useful to you, but it also comes with love and concern.

Should you wish to become my friend you could click on my profile icon and then send me a friend request!

Praying God's richest blessings be to you and yours!

James Baker

::EDIT:: it just occurred to me that one can live a relatively healthy life as a t1. Richard157 ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/users/23412-ri... has just posted about his 67th year with t1 with minimal complications. Take good care of yourself and you can follow him also.