Age: 25 Year Diagnosed: 2004 Location: Chicago, IL

“When I was doing my undergraduate degree, I had a low I didn't feel during my Physics lab class. I had my Dexcom receiver (the ugly chunky oval for the SevenPlus) in my backpack and on vibrate and did not know it was alerting. Because I had missed the alerts, a loud siren noise started from the receiver. Another girl in the class stood up and started to walk out of the room. As she stood up she says, "Why aren't y'all leaving? Isn't the fire alarm going off?!"

ALWAYS carry extra insulin and pump supplies with you! It took me years to get into the habit. It’s an inconvenience, but it is so much better than missing out because of a pump failure.”