Estephany's story

Estephany is a young girl supported by the program in Guatemala. She wanted to share her story to encourage younger children living with diabetes.


"My name is Estephany and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in June, 2009.

At the time I was studying 5th grade at school. My teachers and classmates were all worried about me as I was absent from school and supported me following my diagnosis.

Throughout high school I never faced discrimination and was able to attend school camp with my friends. Everyone, including my friends were very encouraging and thought I was brave injecting myself and regularly testing my blood glucose level.

When I decided to study nursing I thought that I may have been refused as I have type 1 diabetes, however, this was not a problem, and I am enjoying the course.

I am so thankful to have all these excellent people to help, including my diabetes team.

I can do anything!”

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