Age: 42   Year Diagnosed: 1985   Location: Detroit, MI

"I’ve had T1d since 1985, I was Dx 6 months after my oldest sibling. The best part is, I’ve been able to use my knowledge and experience to work in the insulin delivery and have made a career of my misfortune.  The most challenging part is the daily burden diabetes takes, this can be very overwhelming at times.   Having grown up with a sibling to lean on, and directing one of the largest diabetes camps in the US, I’ve learned no one should take this journey alone.  When I look at a dining hall with 250 T1d campers or a pump support group with 10, I see people willing to help and share their experiences with one and other, this is how we get up each day and fight the good fight that we do."