Hello my Diabetes Online Community friends. Meet Maryam or Myrm as my son calls her, all though I have no idea how that nick name is spelled. (Regular YDMV reades will know I have no idea how anything is actually spelled and not be surprised.)
She bring the DOC the much needed sound of young america which is actually the name of a PRI show but you get the point.
Here is the bio for her blog:
Maryam Elarbi is an 18-year-old freshman in college who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 10. Eight months after her diagnosis, Maryam’s family began attending the “Children With Diabetes” conferences, which changed their entire view on Type 1 and how to cope with it. Over the past eight years, Maryam has been actively involved in advocating for people with Type 1 through these conferences, as well as fund-raising for diabetes research through JDRF’s annual “Walk to Cure Diabetes.” In her spare time, Maryam enjoys reading (especially works by Jane Austen and Kurt Vonnegut), writing, spending time in the beautiful city of Philadelphia, and defeating her brothers in the new “Dance Central 2″ game.
She and the brothers she thrashes at Dance Central 2, helped my son feel welcome at CDW years ago. What a great gift. You can see her almost live in theBetesNOW's fashion report form the FFL Red Carpet. So DOC welcome Maryam! Here’s two of her recent posts:
Adventures in Hypoglycemia
The Importance of Consistency
YDMV on the Goal of diabetes management and teens