Hi, my name is Emily Laughead and I have Type 1 Diabetes.

I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in February 2003, when I was only
4 ½ years old.

We have no family history of Diabetes, which we now know is not the reason why most children get Type 1 Diabetes.

I can do pretty much anything YOU can. I have birthday cake and candy (in moderation), I’m in band, I love to read and listen to music and hanging out with my friends.

But this web site isn’t about that. It’s about teaching others who don’t have diabetes what I have to do to stay healthy and alive.

Please come back and visit often and get a first hand experience of someone living with Type 1 Diabetes.