Age 10 Year Diagnosed: 2014  Location: Fullerton, CA

"The most embarrassing/funniest thing that's ever happened to me is when my grandmother kept tapping my skin with a syringe and was too scared to give me an injection.

Diabetes is hard to live with but it is not impossible. Even during those times you feel like you want to give up you just have to push through. Remember that Type 1 Diabetes is not who you are, it is what you have."

Best piece of advice from Sofia's mother: "Never lose hope. Connect with other T1D parents, it can make your journey a little bit "sweeter"."