Age: 16  Year Diagnosed: 2003  Location: San Diego, Ca

"I normally use an insulin pump, but on my trip to the water park insulin shots were the better choice. Inside the park during lunch time, I pulled out my syringe and insulin vile to take my shot. As I was doing this am older lady mistook my insulin for a hard drug. She took it upon herself to lecture me about the use of drugs, but the moment I told her about my diabetes she turned pale, apologized and swiftly left.

No diabetic should ever feel alone. Though sometimes it may feel like you're isolated and no one understands how you feel, there are many events where you can meet other diabetics that can relate with you and help you with what you are going through. Places like Camp Conrad and Padre events work to bring diabetics together. "