Age: 24    Year Diagnosed: 2003   Location: Los Angeles, Ca

"Many people think I have a pager or Ipod when I show off my insulin pump! They think that I am a robot - which in a way I am!

When I was diagnosed, my blood sugar was over a 1000! Fortunately I was awake and I have never went into a come. I was really scared and confused when the doctor told me I was now type one diabetic. 

I would advise everyone to accept this new part of their life and never give up! There might be bad and good moments but those events help us learn."