Marsha, from Birmingham, Alabama, was diagnosed with diabetes at age 28. This is her story:
I became very ill at the age of 28 years old.
I was rushed to the hospital. The ER doctor rushed into my room and asked if I knew that I was diabetic. I did not!!!
I had no idea what diabetes even was, but over that one-week span of being in the hospital in ICU on an insulin drip/IV, I quickly learned about a disease that would take precedence over my life.
I was sent home with a ton of information and a ton of medicine, such as two different types of insulin, several needles, booklets of how I should eat now… it was a traumatic experience.
I remember the exact date: it was February 28, 2015.
Currently I have been diabetic for five years and I use a Dexcom G6 CGM (continuous glucose monitor) and an Omnipod Dash insulin pump.
I fight this invisible disease daily.