My mum

My name is Arzu Zaiba Hattam 13 years old.  I am a carer for my mother. She has type 1 diabetes (an Autoimmune disease). Although it may not be a debilitating disease it can still be very difficult for her.

My mum often has to test her blood’s sugar levels and inject herself with insulin. My mother goes through mass amounts of stress, and this can be dangerous for her. I must be there to support her by helping out around the house and making sure my siblings are taken care of.

I help mum with her medicines or doing chores around the house. I don’t have to do too much.

I have two younger siblings. They are ten-months old and five.  I love each of them to bits but sometimes it can get a bit difficult.  I have to make sure they are not hassling mum. But to be honest they can get a little difficult for me too.

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