Type 1 Melissa: Growing Up With Diabetes

Sixteen-year-old Melissa is a type 1 diabetic and has had to deal with the angst of growing up along side of managing her diabetes. Sharing her diabetes with friends became easier as she got older, and made her realize her true friends were the ones who’d stick around and help her keep her diabetes in control.

Watch as Melissa describes how her diabetes affects her, how she feels during high or low blood sugar level episodes, and how she manages her insulin intake with an insulin pump. Growing up isn’t easy with diabetes but finding support and showing it who’s boss will get you there!

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