Who am I?

By Angie18 Latest Reply 2013-01-11 17:36:04 -0600
Started 2013-01-11 16:36:58 -0600

Okay so I bet most of you, just probably think that this will be about how I hate my life, and things like that, but honestly this one is sorta different.
So hello, my name is Angie, I'm 12 yrs old and I love to sing. When I was 2 I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, when I was 3 I was diagnosed with JRA (arthritis), I was also diagnosed with, low thyroid, low vitamin D, and I have really messed up teeth, and I'm begging to have scoliosis. None of that brings me down, well at least I try to not let it bring me down… But as I looked at my self in the mirror today and I realized that, I totally forgot who I am, I'm the girl who sits in the corner of the class room, the girl that doesent talk much, I mean I'm embarrassed of my diabetes, and I'm affraid to let people know who I really am… I just wish I was normal sometimes. You know?

2 replies

MAYS 2013-01-11 17:36:04 -0600 Report

Do you really want to be "noemal" or would you rather be "you"?


Stay positive, stay focused, be yourself, you are unique, you cannot be anyone except yourself, you can accomplish whatever you choose to accomplish in life, but it starts with you…!

Just be yourself, and be proud of who you are!

jayabee52 2013-01-11 17:14:05 -0600 Report

Well hello Angie! You are "normal" here (whatever "normal" is).

There are a lot of people with a lot of different problems, but with a whole lot of love and concern for each other, and by joining us you are a part of our family now too. You can be yourself here and you can "sing the blues" or gripe as needed and someone will understand because likely they've been through it or something like it themselves.

There is no need to be ashamed of having diabetes in here (really you don't need to be ashamed in the "real" world either — but you have to come to that understanding on your own IMO).

WELCOME to Diabetic connect Angie. Keep your eyes open and you'll find other young ppl who have diabetes here and participating on these pages. Hope to see you in many future discussions!

James Baker