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."