Age: 29 Year Diagnosed: 2005 Location: Marina Del Rey, Ca

“When I was in college I was living with my roommate and at the time we hardly saw each other because of our class and work schedule. We had planned a guys night out and as fate decided it was a pump site change as well so to be safe I changed before going out. I had just started pump therapy and had no concept of ‘bleeders’. Needless to say, showing up at the bar to meet some friends gets a little awkward when the front of your shirt is bled through and you didn't notice!

It does get easier if you let it and take the time to understand. Try new things and know every T1D is different; what works for them might be disaster for you.”