Age:  21   Year Diagnosed: 2008   Location: Riverside, Ca

"I once was discriminated for having Diabetes at the airport security . The security guard told me I “didn’t need” my glucose supplies and threw them away right in my face and was very rude about it . That made me feel very bad for having Diabetes and she didn’t even know what I was going through or how that experience made me feel .

One of the biggest misconceptions I wish I could change is that We CAN eat sugar . In fact , we need sugar to stay alive sometimes !

A piece of advice is that it gets better . It may not seem like it does , but over time , you learn to deal with your struggle like a pro and it becomes second nature."