A little more than 3 years ago, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. When I found out, I was in complete denial and refused to believe that something like this could happen to me. My sister had been diagnosed 4 years before and Type 1 has never been known in our family history.
Growing up, I was deeply afraid of needles and feared going to the doctor office with the chance that I would have to get a shot. I had to come to terms that I would have to give myself shots multiple times a day when I woke up, eat, went to bed and not to mention whenever I needed a blood sugar correction.
Today, I have been wearing a wireless insulin delivery pod for almost the entire time of my diagnoses. I have received incredible support and help from my family, friends, girlfriend and others. Managing Type 1 Diabetes has become a part of my daily life though there are constant struggles such as high blood sugar levels, which can affect my mood, energy and overall health.
I'm inspired to get involved to find a cure not only for my sister and I, but also for everyone who has or knows someone with Type 1 Diabetes, whether it's been less than a year or 40+ years.
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