Who am I?
My name is Tanja Shatanovska. I am 30 years old and I am from Skopje, Macedonia. I have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes for 24 years. As a matter of fact, my diabetes was discovered on October 16th, 1998. I was only 6 years old at the time.
Some words about Tanja’s blog
Through this blog, I share my daily experiences with diabetes and explain my approach to managing it. My goal is to raise awareness about diabetes. As well as helping people understand what diabetes is and how it is treated, I enjoy educating them about it. Furthermore, I want to teach them how to recognize when someone’s blood sugar levels have dropped too low or bring high glucose levels down. Last but not least, I would like to convey a message to all people who have diabetes: Having diabetes is not scary at all. You must be scared of the consequences that may occur if you do not control it. Having regular blood glucose control and injecting insulin therapy will lead to a healthy and normal life.
More about Tanja
The right way I can describe myself is as a kind, positive person who wants to share my strength with others. I also want to help them grow and live healthier lives. My life is full of opportunities, and I take advantage of them all. Additionally, I would like to learn new things, travel around the world, and meet new people and cultures. Walking, reading books, and dancing salsa and bachata are other things that I enjoy. I also like to assist others, share my own experience with diabetes and learn from others.