This happened a few years ago when I was a
child. I would eat junk food every single day. I didn’t eat much healthy food. I would eat
chips or candy anything to think of that involved sugar. My mom told me every day I shouldn’t
be doing this I should eat some healthy stuff often but I just ignored her and continued
eating food. A few years past and that’s when we went to the hospital because I couldn’t
really hear much from my ear so you went to the hospital for them to check it out. So when
we went there the nurse want to check my blood sugar so she did. When she poked my finger
was kind of hurt, but I was fine with it. When she came back she had a serious face on her.
She looked at me and looked at my mom and said that I had diabetes. So my mom was scared.
You could tell in her face that she was worried for me. I didn’t know what diabetes was all
I knew that one of my aunts had it. The doctor said that diabetes is when you cannot make
something called insulin that kind of balances your blood sugar. I have to take medication
medicine that was insulin. I have to put it in myself with a shot. I don’t like shots syringes
anything might involve the needle I would just cry. I don’t like needles at all.
It was scary knowing that I had to get shot every single day, check my blood sugar every
single day, and every single day all I see is a needle in front of me. It’s scary. Whenever
I eat and have to put the shot on. My people look at me whenever we’re at restaurants,
like, “Oh my God look at that girl she’s putting a shot on. Whoa what the heck, um, it’s kind
of nerve-racking.” My mom told me that I have to start eating healthy I can’t really eat
that much junk food anymore and that kind of well made me sad. It was like wow I can’t
eat no more junk food no more ice cream or candy. What am I going to do with my life. All I’m ever going to see is green. After a few years I kind of got used to the shots
but I’m still not used to the blood tests. I’m kind of fine with diabetes now, it’s still kind
of scary that knowing diabetes if I don’t take care of myself I might hurt myself you
could damage me I might die. I try my best to just live on act normally just like everyone
else but with friends do whatever normal people can do. But I just want to say take care of
your body and just be careful and stay healthy you guys.