My name is Karen.. born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 10yrs old. I am now 25 so I've had it for 15 years and it hasnt been so easy to keep my blood sugar in control. In October/September last year (2009) I decided to change my lifestyle for the better and focus on eating healthy and exercise on a daily basis (something I never really cared about before) but thought it would be a good idea for my diabetes and to help me be in shape. It has helped me a whole lot and I can now say I have my Diabetes under control more than ever. I am not on the insulin pump right now but I do have one. I used it while I was pregnant in 04/05. I stopped using it bcuz honestly I got tired of carrying it around 24/7. I give myself a shot (Novolin R) everytime I eat depending on how many carbs I'm eating since that's what raises my blood sugar and one slow acting shot (Novolin N) before going to sleep. I dont have any friends that have Diabetes and my parents never let me go to Diabetes camps when I was young so I never have had an opportunity to talk to anyone who completely understands me if you know what I mean.
I recently found out about this site and I'm excited to meet new people who I have something in common with. I don't have any friends on here yet so please add me if you want :-)