Age: 29   Year Diagnosed: 2003   Location: Sweden

"One thing I want to share is how my diabetes has given me so many nice friends around the world. It feels like we have formed an incredibly nice and genuine family with diabetes. No matter who you are, where you come from and how you take care of your diabetes- everyone is welcome. We should be lucky that social media has a great impact and can connect us from all over.

Life does not end. I would like to say that it's only you who can limit to what you can and can not do. You don't have to choose whether to accept diabetes or not, but only you can make the most of the tools you have and get. Don't stress over individual blood sugar values because it will not kill you. Make sure you have fun on this journey and are open to try new things, even changing routines and habits. It can be difficult, but having an open mind will make you feel better even when living with this chronic disease."