The way I look at it, now that I have this permanent tattoo, there will be a cure for type 1 within weeks! But then the cynic kicks in, and I remember with the insulin, injection/pump supplies and testing supplies, I am a cash cow. Besides, the tattoo artist said he would add "I used to have" across the top once a cure happens. He was cool, type 2 is in his family so he was quite educated. Anyway, I got the new ink On Wednesday 3/25. And I love it! We have to realize I do live in Portlandia.
I had a chance run in with one of the engine companies of our FD, so I bared bmy arm and asked for their input. They said that the medical symbol was very prominent, urging them to look further and see the type 1 diabetes note. They added it was the coolest medic alert they had ever seen. So it works and it's cool! I'm happy.