Age: 8  Year Diagnosed: 2010  Location: Ladera Ranch, CA


"The most embarrassing thing that happens with my diabetes is unhooking my pump from my butt in public. Also, when people see my pump and ask me questions about it. I don't really know how to answer them so they understand it. Especially other kids my age." Best piece of advice from Tyler's parents: The disease is hard, relentless and never ending. The burdon these kids have to endure on top of just being a "kid" can feel overwhelming. Try to keep their spirits up and focused on living a "normal" life. Don't let anything stop you from doing what you want to do with your life!