Age: 8  Year Diagnosed: 2011  Location: Artesia, CA


"I wish I didn't have diabetes because I have to get shots for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and at night time. Also, when my sugars are too high because it hurts. I also get annoyed when I have to stop for sugar checks when I am playing with my friends. "

Best piece of advice from Mikey's mother: No matter how hard you try, your child's sugars will NEVER be absolutely perfect. If  you check a sugar, and it isn't in range, don't beat yourself up for it. The number on the glucose meter does not defy you as a parent.  Sometimes sugars are out of range for unexplainable reasons....just correct, and move on.