Age: 45 Year Diagnosed: 2017 Location: Palm Springs, Ca

“The majority of my life is spent traveling and living in hotels. While visiting Central America when I was 43 years old, I caught the flu, and never got better. I returned to the U.S. just in time to get to an Emergency room. I was in Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) and they mis-diagnosed me with type 2 diabetes. I ended up in the ER twice more until finally being diagnosed correctly with type 1 diabetes and getting insulin. I was depressed and overwhelmed for the first few months. I stopped traveling and rented an apartment, but that was depressing too. Wonderful T1D communities and adult T1D camps inspired me to gain a new great attitude. T1D is an annoyance, but I am healthy and strong and can do virtually everything I used to. That’s why I’m back to full time travel and living life to its fullest. Hooray!”