Age: 47    Location: 2016    Location: Los Angeles, Ca

"I was just a guest on Hollywood Handbook, a really funny podcast, and just as we were getting into a rhythm and making each other laugh, the producer said, "Does anyone else hear a distant ringing?" And we did. We all looked around, wondering if a fire alarm had been pulled. I took my headphones off to see if I could locate the noise, and of course it was coming from my very own butt. My insulin pump was failing, on microphone. So that's how I told those guys I was Type 1.

Community is so important. Just being around other people who have what you have- and are ALIVE- eases the stress. Go make a T1 friend, go for a run, have the experience of fixing a low or a high with someone who gets it- it makes a difference.