Tell us a little about yourself: what is the experience of diabetes, what do you do, how did you find out about the event
- My name is Victoria, 20 years old, I was born and live in Kherson. I was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 14. The manifestation of the disease was accompanied by classic signs: increased thirst, fatigue, lethargy, lack of appetite, great weight loss... Unfortunately, without paying proper and timely attention to the gradually developing symptoms, I got to the endocrinology department not through consultation with a doctor, but through resuscitation.
The most interesting thing was that I got to the endocrinology department with a diagnosis on November 14 – World Diabetes Day. It was the first time I was admitted to the hospital. The experience is not the most positive, but it is memorable☺
Our cooperation with the UDF began in the spring, when I applied to the Youth Dialeadership Camp (so I was approved as a representative from the UDF).That was the first time I learned that there are such events that contribute to the dissemination of knowledge about diabetes, the exchange of experience, and even at the international level.
I am currently studying at university to become a software developer. One of the reasons why I chose this particular specialization is the development of software that could benefit the medical field, in particular, diabetics and help them live a full life.