Today I will continue with the series What is it like ... I had the pleasure of email interviewing Jessica and getting her views on being a teenager who has Type 1 Diabetes, social media, and what she would say to a newly diagnosed teen
Enjoy her interview
A: Jess, 17
Q: When were you diagnosed and at what age?
A: 14... well almost 15
A: a lot, I remember being at he dr office and the dr tell us I should drink Gatorade (stupid) I remember getting blood drawn and eating Wendys... I remember driving to the hospital, but I was to out of it to be scared.... being in the ER, Being REALLY HUNGRY! And soo so thirsty, then being taken to my room, and the next morning giving my first shot, which wasn't that bad cause I knew after the shot I got to eat pancakes!
Q: Are you on an insulin pump (if yes what kind) or are you on multiple daily injections?
A: I was on shots for 6 months and I've been on the animas ping since then.
Q: Do you like your current method of infusion?
A: I feel comfortable, I know what I have to do and don't really need my mom's help anymore =)
A: My best friend (for ten years) was dx three months ago, but until then I only had online d friends.
A: I belong to CWD, facebook groups, twitter stuff, and I blog
A: The AF, better insulins, and prevention because I would rather live with diabetes forever and not have any of my children get it.
A: Get involved online, learn all you can, and know that its okay to get upset and admit your having a hard time.