Young Leaders from Germany

My name is Katarina, I am 24 years old and a final year Medical Student.
When I was diagnosed at the age of 12, my mom asked Dr. Google about diabetes in childhood. She came across an internet board for families with children with diabetes (Diabetes-Kids.de). Back then I had no idea how much joining that internet board would affect my entire life forever.

My name is Katharina Schudmann, my friends call me Kathi. When I was diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes, I early was in the age of three. My diagnoses became worse because of having Christmas. My parents were shocked, but they had to cope with the new situation –what they really did!

The situation before has been as in many cases: Several weeks before I had been sick, had a viral infection and after all I loosed weight, looked ill and felt very unwell. Following I hide myself under the table in the kitchen, why my parents called the ambulance, that brought me to the hospital.