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I remember the day like it was yesterday, the day that my life changed forever. This is the story about how I got Type 1 Diabetes, and how I manage to live my life with this disease.

First of all, Type 1 Diabetes is a disease that makes an organ called your pancreas completely shut down and stop working. Your pancreas' job is to give you insulin, to control the carbohydrates and sugars you eat, and to keep your blood sugar levels stable. My pancreas doesn't produce insulin, and if I don't manually give myself insulin injections every time I put food or liquid in my mouth, I will die, and quickly.

December 2004, my family started noticing some dramatic changes with my body, such as rashes, weight loss, and new habits that I have never been doing before, like drinking all the time, and going to the bathroom every 15-30 minutes. We weren't quite sure what all this meant, so we went to the doctors about mid-December. They told us that it was nothing to ...    read more

- Morgan Brittain Survivor

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