Age: 25 Year Diagnosed: 2005 Location: Torrance, Ca

“I was out with my friends one night, and this guy came up to me and touched my Dexcom. I told him not to touch me, but he kept poking it and asking what it was. Luckily, my friends were there and told him to back off. Some people are curious about my devices and others are just rude. Another guy came up to me at the gym, pointed to my Dex and asked, ‘Is that where the aliens plug you in at night?’ I didn’t even know him!

Aside from the physical and emotional stress diabetes brings, I’ve struggled a lot with health insurance and getting the right supplies. Find an endo that you trust and that will push to get the things you need!”