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Age: 25 Year Diagnosed: 2001 Location: Chicago, IL

“The best general advice I can give a new T1D is to find a doctor (and CDE/RD/RN...really a whole medical team) that you like and get along with!! I have had 6 different endos since my diagnosis and I feel like I have finally found one that is on the same page as me! He gets that I am a 25 year old who was dealing with the stress of a Masters degree/internship program that didn't really allow for me to have BG issues. Also be sure that the team understand how you want to manage your diabetes. If you want a pump or a CGM they should support that decision.”