Well, in 1998 my brother was diagnosed with diabetes. A year and a month later I was diagnosed, I was nine. It was a regular summer day at the water park with a friend, my mom, and brother. As the day went on my mom noticed that I had been drinking water a lot and always using the restroom. After a year with my brother, she knew what was going on. Later that night I was getting ready to go spend the night at my friends when my mom said I couldn't go. I was so upset, and then when she told me why I was completely taken by surprise. My mom tricked me, I didn't want to check my sugar so she said I could just use a ketone strip. I was positive and when I tested my sugar finally it was 426. Both my brother and I have Type 1 diabetes, but nobody else in my family, EVER, has had diabetes. Well now I'm 17, and he is 22 we both have the Paradigm 712 insulin pump, taking it one day at a time.

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