Age: 52  Year Diagnosed: 1991  Location: Maitland, Fl

"After a back surgery I developed blood clots in my leg and had to be hospitalized. While in the hospital a nurse asked me to give her my pump. I asked "why ?" She said she would take care of my diabetes for me. I told her "no thanks...it's really not a good thing for me to go without". Seriously. Even health care professionals don't get it sometimes.

26 years of diabetes. So far 25 marathons with number 26 on the horizon this year. Continually learning about myself and diabetes management through all of these marathons!

It's life changing. But it can be a very positive life changing event too. Embrace it with everything you have. (Easier said than done many times!)"