Diabetes - Phoebe's story
Phoebe is a seven-year-old girl who suffers from type 1 diabetes. Although she has this condition, she wants to be treated as a normal girl. She has to resist eating sweets, difficult at times like Halloween. Phoebe is very competent in dealing with her daily medication, testing and injecting herself, even at school. She says that the injections hurt her at first but it is getting better. The role of Phoebe's friends is important, they keep an eye on her and get help if they see any symptoms. Phoebe enjoys physical activities such as dancing, but has to ensure that she has regular snacks to maintain her blood sugar level.