Age: 43 Year Diagnosed: 2000 Location: Pomona, Ca
"I had hid my insulin pump in my bra to dress up. However, when I went through airport security the metal detector when off. I had to get wanded by a TSA agent and tell her I had an insulin pump in my bra.
After being on insulin shots for about 6 months, my husband and I hiked Half Dome. We stopped almost every hour for me to check my blood sugars, and either eat or take insulin depending on what I needed. Hiking Half Dome gave us hope that our lives were not over just because I had Type 1 diabetes. Definitely more complicated, but manageable.
One of the things I am most proud of as a type 1 diabetic is running. I have run 9 half marathons, two 25K races, and one marathon."