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Fox News Latino recently spoke with Adriana Arreaza-Rodríguez, who is confident that her book about living with diabetes, “No es tan dulce” (It’s Not Too Sweet) will point the way for other people suffering from the disease. The Venezuelan-born author explains:

“This is a book that seeks to bring hope to those who, like me, suffer from diabetes, and tell them they can lead a full life. It takes much discipline, persistence and tenacity, accompanied by faith in God and confidence in one’s self. When we stick to all this, we can achieve the most ambitious goals. I am witness to this and it’s what I want to share through my book.”

Arreaza-Rodríguez was only 7 years old when she became the first person in her family to be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She is now 44 years old, and has had to inject herself with insulin every day, while adhering to a rigorous diet and regimen aimed at keeping her blood sugar within safe limits. Even so, she counts herself lucky.

“In 37 years that I have been suffering diabetes I haven’t had a single complication,” she says. “Statistically, after 12 years of diabetes you should develop something: the organs start degenerating, people have problems with their kidneys, go blind or their extremities are amputated.”

Read the full interview on Adriana’s inspiring story!