Age: 26 Year Diagnosed: 2002 Location: Los Angeles, Ca

“I remember when diabetes used to severely impact my dating life. I was embarrassed by the tubes, patches and needles that seemed to be everywhere all the time. The tube would get tangled up on things, or even caught on door handles going into classrooms in high school. I would have to stop and explain, saying "this isn't a pager" or cut it off even more briefly with "it's nothing". Things have changed drastically now as I know this is something I couldn't control getting diagnosed with or anything and I own it. I make jokes about my Omnipod being an old school Palm Pilot because to me, humor allows us to deal with anything and shows strength in handling any situation.”