My name is Ann. I'm 24 years old.
Two years ago I graduated from the university with a degree in journalism and work now as an editor at one of the most popular radio stations in our country.
Last year's study at the university seemed special because I was diagnosed with diabetes.
My family perceived this diagnosis harder than me. From the first days in the hospital, I took up literature to convince them that "I will live". After a long absence at the university my friends met me with support, the others with compassion and some people asked with caution whether it is not transmitted. Nobody can believe that diabetes does not choose!
My life was changed definitely by a teacher of journalism, who just wrote an article about diabetes and the Ukrainian Diabetes Federation. She advised me to contact to this organization.
Making first steps in cooperation with the organization I was full of pride that I joined the people who are not afraid to talk about their special way of life. After all, a big problem in our society is not only diagnosis, a delay in treatment of illness and a fear of injections of insulin, but also when people do not wish to tell their friends and colleagues that they are sick. Sometimes it is very dangerous!