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renee marshall
24.10.2009

I as diagnosed at the age of 4 on christmas eve. Im now 18 and have had a lot of hospital admissions since being diagnosed. Most of them being for DKA. In june 2007 when i was in year 10 i was admitted to hospital with an unknown cause i couldnt keep anyfood down and was loosing weight rapidly. Over the next 3 weeks of admission i had many tests for all sorts of things. Over the next 6 months i was getting worse and had spent about 4 months in hospital and wasnt getting any closer to a diagnosis. I was admitted to hospital again after my school had a picnic day at Jamberoo Recreation Park, i was admitted for quiet a while and had missed out on the school certificate and my year 10 formal. On the 17th of December i took a turn for the worst. The diagnosis after the worst had hit was a gall bladder infection. Since 2007 i havnt been admitted to hospital ever again,and have changed my outlook on life. Ive almost finished year 12 and am hoping to get into university for nursing at the start of 2010. My goal is to become a diabetes nurse practitioner by 2015.