I feel like it has been a long time since I continued this series. I have just been so busy outside in the diabetes world that my blog got a little neglected.
So here we go again. I had the pleasure of email interviewing Brooke who is a 19yr old T1D who was diagnosed in 1993. Here is what she has to let you know
A: I'm Brooke and I'm 19
Q: When were you diagnosed and at what age?
A: Diagnosed in 1993 at the age of 10 months
Q: What do you remember about your diagnosis?
A: No recollection as I was too little!
Q: Are you on an insulin pump (if yes what kind) or are you on multiple daily injections?
A: Currently on injections but looking to move to a pump in the near future
Q: How comfortable are you managing your Type 1 Diabetes?
A: It’s something I've always had and known so pretty comfortable but Mum is always such a great person to turn to when things get tough
Q: What is the hardest aspect of your diabetes management?
A: Trying to always keep sugar levels at the right levels, especially when out with friends and such
Q: Do you have a Diabetes Alert Dog, if yes how does your D.A.D help you with your diabetes management?
A: Never heard of them! But they sound like a good thing especially if you've become less aware of hypoglycemia
Q: Are you friends with any other Type 1 diabetics in your area?
A: Not really, I know of people in my hometown with it though
Q: Do you talk to other Type 1 Diabetic children/teens via facebook, twitter, or chat rooms? If yes: Does that help your diabetes management and understanding of Type 1 Diabetes?
A: I sure do and it’s wonderful to have others who know exactly what you go through to share things with and talk to
Q: Besides a cure what 1 thing would you like to see researchers working towards and why?
A: Not sure, a cure is the best thing that we need
Q: What tips or advice would you give to other newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetic children/teens?
A: Take it one step at a time, never ever be afraid or think it’s silly to ask for help, you've always got people there to support you and if things get tough it’s okay to have a whine every now and again :P