Age: 23     Year Diagnosed: 2000   Location: Lancaster, Pa

"When I was in elementary school we were in gym class playing volley ball and I could tell my blood sugar was dropping fast so I told the gym teacher that I felt low and thought I should go to the nurse and he thought I meant short/small and I was making an excuse to get out of volleyball. So then little 3rd grade me had to explain to him that my blood sugar was low not my physical height.

The best feeling is when you find/meet other diabetics. It makes you feel like your not alone, and that you can relate to that person in a way that not many other people can.

My piece of advice is to find your own flow. Everyone treats diabetes differently and diabetes affects everyone differently. Don’t be afraid to be different from other people."