Monday, July 22, 2013

Emma's post!!

Hi, my name is Emma and I'm 9 years old. I've had type 1 diabetes for 5 years now. I like gymnastics, reading...especially Geronimo Stilton books, and bacon. I have a cat named Daisy that's really fat and she is hilarious. Her full name is actually Daisy Elizabeth May Hooscout Lady Marmalade Azriel Emma Ermel. I know it's long...but I like it that way.

One thing I hate about having diabetes is the needles...I mean, sheesh! Nobody likes having to get that many needles, am I right?! Sometimes i also hate how some kids at school act towards me about it. One time when I was in first grade, there was a boy who saw my insulin pump right after I started wearing it and he told me that he wanted to smash it into my stomach! He's a bully though and I don't like him at all. I don't let it get me down though, because I know it's HIS problem...not mine. Some kids really need to learn the whole "if you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all" thing!

One thing I like about having diabetes is when I get to have candy to fix my low blood sugars. I like candy....especially peanut butter cups...they are my favorite! I also like getting to meet some really cool peeps who also have diabetes. I even got to meet an American Ninja Warrior at the Children With Diabetes Friends for Life conference in Toronto...his name is Kyle Cochran and he is AWESOME!

I am making a magazine called D-Girl Power right now too. It's fun to do and I want to have a cool magazine for girls like me to be able to read and hear stories about how awesome we all are! Girls can do anything we want to as long as we try our best!

The last thing I want to say is don't ever let diabetes stop you from doing something!


  1. Excellent post Emma! Very inspirational! I have two daughters with Type1 and one of them loves peanutbutter cups so much we call her a "peanutbutter cup head"! #dblogcheck

  2. I think the magazine is a great idea!

  3. Hi Emma!

    You are so awesome, smart, brave, tough, brilliant, and inspirational.

    I love your cat's long name and I'm impressed you can remember it all! I'd forget it for sure.

    That bully sounds like a real jerk. I'm very proud of you for recognizing that he's a jerk and you are better than that.

    I agree that needles suck. Most of mine don't hurt, but that doesn't mean I LIKE them, right? :-)

    Thank you for the most excellent blog post. I think the magazine idea sounds great and you should keep working on it.

  4. Emma! You are so awesome!

    Needles and Bullies are the WORST! But you sound like you are super smart enough to rise above all the mean and lousy stuff in the world and live a happy life!

    Rock on Emma and keep doing what you are doing. Sharing your story is going to help a lot of people, so will that magazine!

    FYI - I heart bacon BIG TIME!!