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I'm Riley

and I am my #1!

My name is Riley. I am 10 years old and I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 7 years old. When I was first diagnosed I thought that I couldn't do things I used to do, or play with my friends. But now I know that I can do anything I want. I am the only Type 1 Diabetic in my family. It's really hard to have no body in school or at home know exactly how I feel. But I think, if I believe in myself I will get through this. I believe I can do this. It's hard when your parents aren't around, like at sleep overs. It's not always easy to tell when you go low, so I always make sure I check every couple of hours even if I don't want to. I feel like dealing with Diabetes makes me stronger. And when I grow up I know I will be able to handle hard things in life, because I've lived with Type 1 Diabetes. Every year I look forward to the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes so we can find a cure, and I won't have to live with this disease any more.

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