Hi all, I thought I might write a story about something very different – how I go on and try to live life to the fullest, enjoy.
I am 20yrs old and love pets. I have three fish – Blacky 1, 2 and Goldy 4 (i think, oops lost count of gold!), gold fish. I also have two black moores and a black and white very cute puppy who just looks after me all the time. He’s very smart and is very protective and lets me know I’m low even though don’t get very many. He will lick my feet and bark three times -why three? I have no idea.
Anyway I found out one day and thought I better do a test, was very shakey and couldn’t really concentrate. I did a test and was 3.6 mmol – he’s very smart and knows when I’m sick.
I also love music and I like to be very different, like dyeing my hair – I’m red at the moment, not sure how long will last though. Anyway enough about me. I also have type two diabetes and love parties and the movies. I have a lot of friends with diabetes, which I think helps every day and I really appreciate life and think if everyone was healthy then life would be really, really boring!
So I take it one day at a time, as my friend says when someone’s down – “try something different, have different expriences, try something new, paint a picture, draw something, go for a swim – just live life to the fullest because it’s worth every second”.
I guess my point is I try to live life even if Ii’m young because life is too short not to.
There have been many stories of pets and in particular dogs, alerting people to hypos and research has been happening in this area for some time to ascertain how they pick up lows in order to train dogs for this purpose. You can join the programme “Paws for diabetics” for more info check out http://pfd.org.au/