Monday, January 31, 2011

Diabetes


It's late, but I'm on a healthy stream of consciousness that usually results in good writing, so here goes.

I'm a Type 1 Diabetic. Diagnosed May 6, 2001.

I probably have never mentioned this before, but it's 2011, and with the 10 year anniversary on the horizon, I have decided that it is time for me to open up, help and do whatever I can to guide people with the disease.

As a journalist, it would surprise you to know that I'm reserved and quiet(a rebel to the journalism industry I know). When I wrote the story about my life through diabetes for my school newspaper last year, I teared up a bit.

I manage well, but everyone is different. With that said, this year I want to touch at least one person who has diabetes. New diagnosis' crowd the Joe Di Maggio Hospital(where I was diagnosed) in Hollywood every week and it doesn't get easier.

If I'm not writing a story, look for me at something Diabetes related; soon.

Stay tuned!

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