Age: 13 Year Diagnosed: 2016 Location: Nashville, TN

“At school I have to bring a friend to the bathroom and I also have to use the bathroom a lot because diabetes. So I was walking to the bathroom and one kid from school (everyone knows he’s a jerk) says, “ Why do you have to go to the bathroom so much? And why are you going with her?(in a snooty voice)” And so I proceed to explain every detail about my pancreas and kidneys and my blood turning to syrup when my blood sugar is super high. You could say I freaked him out.

A misconception I wish I could change is that they did something to cause if or even worse, that it’s not that big of a deal.”