Another brave girl decided to share her experience with type 1 diabetes. Cece Koteva is 17 year old gifr from Strumica. She has been living with type 1 diabetes for 8 years. Now she decided to share her story and expeirence with type 1 diabetes. I really hope it will help other people realize that they are not alone and will motivate them to share their excperiences as well. Find out how Cece accepted her life with diabetes.
Cece’s life with diabetes
It was not easy to accept my life with diabetes. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was less than 10 years old. Soon, I will be 18. However, it helped me to develop better habits for a healthier lifestyle and happy life.
I have been living with diabetes for 8 years. Day by day, I was struggling more but I learned how to live with it. It was not difficult for me to accept this new situation, but also, it was difficult for my parents. Every appointment with my doctor was ending in the same way. I was hoping that one day the struggle would end.
Many of my loved ones were with me from the beginning, they were supportive. They had positive thoughts, saying that diabetes is scary at all, they were saying that I can live with it. But, in the beginning, it was something new and difficult for me to accept. I have had periods when I had high blood sugar levels, which made my parents worried. If I don’t control my diabetes, it can have negative consequences on my health.
After some time, I started being more motivated and decided to accept my life with type 1 diabetes. My decision had a positive effect on my blood glucose levels. I also learned that it is something I should be ashamed of, or hide from other people. Diabetes is a condition that helped me become stronger and braver.