I was nine years old when I was diagnosed, however I was misdiagnosed soo many times that I became very ill before I was diagnosed properly. I lost loads of weight and was losing loads of hair. I was also unable to eat for weeks on end. I was very lethargic. I remember one day trying to run to my car and my legs felt like lead, it just made me feel like crying - I didn't know what was happening to me. I love sports and to not be able to run was heart breaking.
My Mum was becoming very worried and was trying everything she could to make me eat, it got soo bad that I threw up and got taken to the emergency doctors, as soon as I arrived the doctor knew that I was diabetic yet she still checked my urine to double check, I was then rushed to hospital.
I arrived at hospital with what seemed like hundreds of doctors buzzing around me. They were taking loads of blood samples yet I couldn't feel a thing, I had lost all feeling in my body and felt very distanced from everyone around me. They kept asking me questions and were very surprised I was able to respond to everything they were asking.
My Mum at this point was very upset and she asked if I was ok. None of the doctors were able to answer her as they just didn't know. I made it through the night and the next day the doctor phoned to make sure that I had made it through.
I am now 16 and still having trouble controlling my diabetes. I have been on the pump to try and control myself, however, whilst on the pump I spent the whole of 2009 in and out of hospital so I have gone back to injections hoping for some better results.
i'm on the pump too and struggling to keep my levels normal - Kayleigh
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