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If You Are Living With Diabetes, You Are Not Alone

My name is Bia and I have been a type 1 diabetic for 16 years. I was diagnosed when I was six-years-old. I don’t remember much, but I remember my parents crying and I remember my doctor saying: if you learn how to control it, you can live a normal life.

My parents understood that and they taught me to be a strong and responsible person. I knew that I had a chronic disease and I couldn’t play with it. My life depended on my decisions. I had some bad days when I didn’t want to check my blood sugar or count carbs correctly, but it was only days. I don’t have these days anymore. I haven’t for years 🙂

I’ve worn an insulin pump for 10 years and it’s my best friend! I call it “bombinha,” and I love it as I love my family. It helps me control my blood glucose, and has given me wonderful freedom!

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I have the support of my parents, friends, and boyfriend in every decision that I make. They are everything to me. I believe that everything in life must be conquered. Good things happen to the good people. If you are kind to others, life will be kind to you. We need to put our heart into the things we do, and not only think about the life prizes.

In 2015 I decided to write about my diabetes to my Facebook and Instagram friends. I’ve never hidden it, but I began to explain everything to everyone online. People used to stop me on the street to ask about my insulin pump and I always loved to explain how it works! Writing a blog about diabetes it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done! I LOVE to answer questions and share some good information for the diabetic public.

In Brazil, we have a poor public health system when it comes to diabetes and knowledge. I believe that with my blog I help more than some of the doctors here.

Controlling diabetes it’s not an easy task, but with patience, self-love, and knowledge, it can be possible!

My plans for the future is to continue my work with Biabética and help more diabetics every day. I want to be known so I can reach more and more people with good information about diabetes! Let’s be more positive, and let’s help those who need support and love to treat their own chronic disease!

My message to everyone is: you are not alone. The internet is the best way to find others like you. Don’t hide your condition, don’t be ashamed of it! You are beautiful and great with it. ❤

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