Name, age & school: Max Wiggins, 13, Pleasanton Jr. High
Diagnosis date: December 14, 2014
3 things I wish people knew about T1D:
1. That it’s harder than you think.
2. It leaves marks all over my body.
3. It doesn’t stop me from being the best!
Most asked question: Does it hurt? What is that? (Pointing to tubing for his insulin pump.)
Least favorite question: You are lucky! (When I get to eat a snack in class-not really a question.)
T1D camp attended: Yes, Texas Lions Camp for 5 years in a row.
I made friends that were like me and I learned more about diabetes.
Do you play sports: Baseball and played 7th grade Eagle football this school year.
How do your coaches and teammates help you: The football coaches could tell when I need to check my sugars.
One positive thing about having T1D: Things could be worse and I get to eat snacks!
Best advice for someone just diagnosed with T1D: To be strong and not give up. It doesn’t get easier, you just get stronger!
Names: Jeremy, Jenny, Max, Tanner and Tripp.
Thoughts the day your child was diagnosed: Why him?
Thoughts today compared to then: Still Why HIM?
3 things you wish people knew about T1D:
1. The uncontrollable effect on the body.
2. That the person with diabetes works extra hard, but can do everything like everyone.
3. The difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.
Least favorite question about T1D: Did he get it because he ate too much sugar?
Best advice for someone just diagnosed with T1D: Stay strong and fight!