Age: 25 Year Diagnosed: 2001 Location: Chicago, IL

“My brother was planning to have people over at his house and I completely forgot about it. I'm lounging around the house in my underwear, cook a nice meal, clean up, and lay my supplies out on the table. As I'm injecting the garage door opens up and everyone starts walking in. I completely froze for a moment because I knew it was a disturbing image to see, a dude in his underwear with a syringe in his hand.

Don't separate yourself from diabetes. It's part of you, the best way to approach it is knowing that it's second nature like going to the bathroom or walking. Separation = running away/denial”