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!