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Exposure #26
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 9:54am
Matthews, United States
The Story: I took a picture of my son Matthew. I know that many people will probably take pictures of their kids for this project. But my story may be a bit different. I was diagnosed with Insulin Dependent Diabetes (Type 1) when I was less than two years old. I am twenty-five now. I hear stories every day of people losing limbs, going blind, and dieing from Diabetes related complications. I manage my Diabetes every day to the best of my abilities, but it is almost impossible to keep perfect blood sugar levels all the time. Insulin pump malfunctions, and other incidents, happen a lot which lead to high blood sugars that damage your body. I live in fear every day that my life will be cut short due to this disease. Even pregnancy was terrifying for me, every time I turned around somebody was talking about Diabetic mothers giving birth to deformed and handicapped, or even still born babies. My son was born October 31, 2006 without any complications or health problems. I am so thankful for that and...
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