Sain's Story from Beat the Bridge 07


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Sain's Story in Sain's words


When I was 5 I went to Children’s Hospital for the first time and found out I have type 1 diabetes. Now I have to have 4 shots a day and poke my fingers 10 times a day just to make sure I am okay. I can do my pokes and shots on my own now but I don’t want to. I want to be normal and diabetes makes me feel like I’m different. My mom tells me being different is okay but I want to decide how I am different. I didn’t choose to be diabetic. People think you have to be fat or old or eat a lot of sugar and bad food to get diabetes but I was just 5 and we eat lots of organic foods and do yoga and pilates and I still got diabetes.

Please help us find a cure because there is a lot I want to do in my life so I have to live a long time.