Never really expressed this so here it goes I suppose.
When I was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it was frightening and misunderstanding being an 8 year still in elementary and trying to acknowledge everything and understand was hard. Other kids were not understanding specially being the only diabetic there.
I felt casted out by them, some I called friends, would tease me and just look at me different some even made it seem like I was a disease and run from me. I was scared… I cried, praying it would end and stop the shots and to not feel ashamed of who I am now.
I use to feel ashamed of having to carry a bag and having others look at me funny as if I was weird.
Not many people understood my situation but others did, finding new friends was not very easy and explaining what I have.
I member having to go to bathroom to hide and take my shots without others looking at me n thinking wrong.
I felt alone and thought many others were not like me but after going to a diabetic camp couple years ago, it felt like home and i felt normal n felt like I fit in. Seeing others like me just made me feel like that was more family. I understand now and accept who I am and i choose to live with my diabetes and conquer it.
Diabetes is not a disease but a way of life and a way of testing ourselves to overcome our shots and finger pricking and showing that we are not afraid nor ashamed to show who we are!!!!
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