Hi everyone, my name is Jessica. I have been a T1D for 20 years now. I was diagnosed when I was 8. It’s been a journey. I have had times where I didn’t think I was going to make it through certain times in my life growing up. I honestly can tell you in my teenage years I didn’t take very good care of myself. As I have gotten older you realize you should have listened to your parents. It’s amazing how life goes at times. I am very blessed to have supportive people in my life. I never can say I have been ashamed or felt embarrassed about this condition. We are all fighters we are all worthy awesome people. We just may need some glucoses tabs at times and maybe a correction bolus here and there. I look forward to meeting people that understand where I am coming from.