My name’s Daisy Shaw and I have been living, loving and sometimes struggling with Type 1 diabetes for the last 14 and a half years. I am just about to leave home to start my degree course at University, studying Speech and Language Therapy.
I was diagnosed in November 1996, one month before my 4th birthday. As I was so young, my memories of my symptoms and diagnosis are very vague. It was my parents who suspected that I had diabetes, rushed me to the hospital and who saved my life (D-Parents, I salute you all!)
In the last 14 years, I reckon I’ve probably felt every emotion possible about my diabetes – positive and negative. During my early teens I rejected it as if it were the plague, but in more recent years I have come to not only accept it as part of me, but also feel compelled to raise awareness of the life-changing monster that is the D!
By being a Diabetes UK blogger, and writing for my blog Diabetic Dais, I hope to give an honest portrayal of what I feel it is like to have Type 1 diabetes – the highs and the lows (no pun intended, fellow diabetics!).
Read all of Daisy Shaw’s posts here.