Aaron, 9, was diagnosed at the
Aaron Talks to the Senators
Good morning. My name is Aaron and I am 10 years old. I was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes when I was 4 years old and I have been living with this disease for 6 years. My older sister Shaynah has just been diagnosed, too.
My mom doesn't know why or how we both got juvenile diabetes, because we are the only people in our family who have it. Even though I am younger than Shaynah sometimes I feel like her big brother because every time she needs help understanding her diabetes I tell her what I know. Shaynah gets nervous because she knows that I sometimes have seizures because of my diabetes and she doesn't want to get them, too. We also both worry about our older brother Justin and our younger sister Kara. We worry that they may get diabetes.
Living with diabetes is the pits. I live with it because I have to. The part I really don't like is taking insulin shots and always checking my blood sugar. It can be painful and sometimes I just don't feel like doing it. I also feel awful and tired when my blood sugars get too high or very low. I just want to feel like a normal kid without pricking my finger two thousand times each year or injecting myself with insulin eleven hundred times a year.
Finding a cure is what keeps me smiling every day. Please help us find a cure in time to help me and my sister and all the kids who never get a day off from diabetes.