Let’s Talk Diabetes: New Intern

196Hi everyone! My name is Sabetha Young, the new intern at Banister Nutrition. I am a senior at the University of Central Oklahoma and I am majoring in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Management while working on a Business Administration minor. I was thrilled to be selected as the new intern at Banister Nutrition for the next year. I will be learning many things I could never learn in a classroom.

You might be wondering why the title of this blog says, “Let’s Talk Diabetes”.  I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on February, 13th 2007 at the age of 13. I had all of the reactions you would expect a 13 year old to have. What is diabetes? Why is this happening to me? How will this affect my activities? The major feeling I experienced was fear. Fear of not understanding what was happening to my body.

Through doctor’s visits and my parents, we slowly learned. I say “we” because anyone who has diabetes knows the support of your family is helpful and they too, sometimes have to make adjustments. I was fortunate to have parents tell me that we weren’t going to let diabetes get in the way of pursuing my dreams.  They would say, “You control it, it does not control you.

I will continue this blog by sharing my diabetes experiences. I am sure all of you with diabetes will be able to relate. More to come with “Let’s Talk Diabetes”! sy

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