Age: 26 Year Diagnosed: 2003 Location: Portland, Oregon

“I think the hardest part of diabetes is that it is a chronic condition with absolutely no breaks. Diabetes doesn't sleep or take vacations. That's why I think it is important to take it one day (sometimes even one blood sugar!) at a time. Focus on today, and how to make today's blood sugars the best they can be. And if things don't go the way you planned, it's just today! There is always another chance tomorrow.”