Age: 17   Year Diagnosed: 2007  Location: Artesia, CA


"I would get mad. I would always ask why me? I would always pray and ask why did God give me diabetes. Now over time I look at it as if it is a blessing. God put this in my life because he knows i can handle it. I'm not scared to talk about it.

When times get rough look for the greater outcome. For example, when your blood sugars are high and you feel sick just know its for a short time and you'll feel better in a little bit."


Best piece of advice from Leo's dad: "Have a lot of patience. Make sure they are eating at appropriate times."