Age: 30 Year Diagnosed: 2015 Year Diagnosed: Joliet, IL

The best thing I did when I got diagnosed was to immediately start finding other people with type one diabetes on Instagram. In this, I found a supportive community of people who get it. I found loads of tips and advice. I first learned about CGMs and pumps there. I learned to pre-bolus instead of taking the hospital's advice to take my shot when I'm about to eat in order to not ‘forget to eat.’ I learned that everyone does things differently to help manage their blood sugar. It's good to just not feel so alone in this.