Q: When did you know you had diabetes?
A: When I started to lose a lot of weight and had to pee and eat a lot. I was diagnosed at the age of 7.
Q: How much has diabetes affected you.
A: Over the course of my diagnosis, I have had to adjust to some major changes in my life, such as healthier eating styles, weight lifting and plenty of healthful fluids.
Q: Does diabetes get in the way of your school work.
A: Sometimes during important tests I can get “overworked” and start to sweat and shake, and it will cause my glucose levels to go down.
Q: For someone with diabetes, is the life expectancy shorter than a non diabetic.
A: The life expectancy can be determined on their lifestyles.
Q: How does having diabetes alter your everyday routine?
A: It’s mainly just a habit now because I have been going through the same thing for the past nine years.
Q: Is there anyone else in your family with diabetes?
A: Both of my uncles were diagnosed with type one juvenile diabetes. This means that they were not born with it. My grandfather also had developed the disease a couple years back, but he has type two diabetes which is more easily controlled.