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Hi, I'm Benjamin Stewart

Over 15 Years of Diabetic Experience

Benjamin the diabetic preparing a funny video for his highschool talent show

I am a 21-year-old diabetic. I was diagnosed when I was 2. I don't remember my first diabirthday too well. I actually have forgotten every moment in the hospital room. I do remember getting kicked out of the atrium of the hospital room, due to My grandfather and I taking pennies from the fountain and throwing them back in. That memory does a good job describing me. I am always looking for fun and laughs even when it can get me in a little trouble. When people ask me if diabetes sucks, I always say no without any hesitation because I try to only see the fun I have been able to gain from it.

What Diabetes has Gotten Me

I'm always saying that I get a lot from diabetes. One of the biggest opportunities I have gotten is getting to go to Diabetes camp beginning when I was 7. Diabetes camp is a super fun time and a really easy thing to joke about. Also, anytime I go to an amusement park, my family/friends always get a free fast pass. In school, I  was also able to make all of my absences considered "excused." A lot of good examples are in the poem I wrote called Unlimited Excuses.

Little Adia who was just then recently diagnosed is testing Benjamin's bloodsugar
Reid Stewart just completed the Iron man on team triabetes which isa triatholon team for diabetcs

What I want you to get from Diabadass Poetry

Everyone gets down occasionally, but the last thing you should get down about is diabetes. I hope that after people read the poems on this site they will have the same fun, optimistic, and go for it attitude that our nonworking pancreas allows us to have. Use diabetes to your advantage. Realize you're not alone, and always have fun!

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