Age: 26 Year Diagnosed: 2016 Location: Westmond, IL

“A funny story…other than losing my beetus bag 4 months into being diagnosed, probably the constant comparisons I do against soccer moms because I buy more apple juice and snacks than they do.

Allow yourself to relax prejudices and open your mind to ease yourself from the anxiety of managing diabetes. At first it can seem overwhelming and this uphill battle seems like it will never end. But If you focus on your happiness and balance, and allow yourself to try new things or read something you normally wouldn't you'll gain another perspective. And another perspective means another outlook on diabetes. And now I can't help but see only the silver linings in this disease and nothing else. It's just another facet, like my glasses.”