Age: 21  Year Diagnosed: 2006  Location: Huntington Beach, CA

"The best thing I ever did for my health was get involved in diabetes organizations! I've attended diabetes camp, fundraised for JDRF at walks and galas, and been an active member of the local T1D community ever since my diagnosis. I'm actually now serving as the Chapter President of UC Irvine's College Diabetes Network! The connections I've made and the support of my friends really inspire me to care for myself. Diabetes is something that never leaves your mind, so it's important to have a support system that recognizes that and is there for you whenever you need it."