Age: 20   Year Diagnosed: 2007   Location: Macomb, Michigan

"When I was in 10th grade I went to go test my sugar. I get back to class and my teacher asks me if I'm okay and I said, 'yeah I'm just high'. The teacher and my friends started laughing and I said, 'not that high!. I mean my sugar is high!'

Out of my 10 years of being a type 1 diabetic, I have experienced DKA 4 times and it's so scary to be in. You have so many thoughts running through your mind.

Never give up, diabetes is really difficult to control and there are a lot of ups and downs but you will get through it."