Age: 20 Year Diagnosed: 2013 Location: Madison, WI

Shortly after I started using an omnipod I was on vacation and by the water so I had a swimsuit on. Someone approached me and asked, ‘Excuse me, what is on your back?’ I sort of freaked out for a second and said, ‘I don't know what is on my back?’ He then pointed to my pod and I laughed and responded, ‘Oh that's my insulin pump.’

Living with diabetes is hard and I would not wish this disease on anyone. However, I would wish the friends that I have met because of diabetes onto everyone.

Meet other type 1 diabetics. They will make living with this disease so much easier and it is so nice being with other people who truly relate to your struggles.