I remember that my teacher called my parents and basically—excuse my language—said I was being a pain in the ass and disrupting the class. One of the signs of diabetes with high blood sugar is frequent thirst and urination. Every five minutes I had to go to the bathroom. I would go and pee, stand for five minutes at the water fountain, then go back to class for a couple of minutes and say, “I have to go get a drink now; I'm thirsty,” and then I would do the exact same thing over and over again.
I was seven. I was well beyond being potty trained, and I started wetting the bed at night. I remember playing down in the basement with my sister, and I could not get up to the bathroom in time. Everyone just thought I had a urinary tract infection. I was very fortunate that the doctor tested me, because otherwise...I wasn't really sick; I was just drinking all the time and feeling a little blah and going to the bathroom.
That's my diagnosis story.