Gene talks about being diagnosed with diabetes when he was 12 years old and the confusion, fright, and sense of isolation that followed his diagnosis.
(Please note: Gene is not a medical doctor and the opinons expressed have not been evaluated by a medical expert)
Mr. Kelly - Sorry to hear how diabetes effected you as a teenager. I help alot of teens and their families - and they are often the hardest hit when being diagnosed as a teenager. I was 7 when diagnosed, for me, it really didn't make much of a difference. Having had it that long, it was just part of what I am and I never let it effect me in any way with social aspects, etc. Most people didn't even know I was a diabetic when I think about it. Supposedly, I don't look or act like one !
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